TWO people were killed in separate crashes in North Yorkshire at the weekend.

A motorcyclist died in a collision near Knaresborough on Saturday afternoon, then less than 12 hours later a women died at the scene of a crash near Catterick village.

The first incident happened at around 3.25pm on Saturday.

North Yorkshire Police said a blue motorcycle and silver Toyota Hilux collided on the B6165 Ripley Road, in the Nidd area.

The motorcyclist was travelling from the direction of Ripley and the Toyota driver in the opposite direction.

The rider, a local man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Appealing to people, particularly drivers, who were in the area at the time, a police spokesperson said: “Did you see what happened, or see either vehicle in the moments leading up to the crash?

“Please save any dashcam footage of either vehicle.

“Contact us on 101, select option 1 and quote reference 12210171943 or email the officer in case, PC Nicola Gill, at”

In the early hours of yesterday, at around 2.20am on Sunday, a two car collision occurred on the A6055, between Catterick and Leeming Bar.

It involved a black Audi A7 which was travelling southbound and a blue Kia Ceed travelling in the opposite direction.

Sadly the Kia driver, a local woman in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for a number of hours to allow emergency services to attend the collision and investigate.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, saw either vehicle just before it happened or has dashcam footage is urged to contact North Yorkshire police.

You can call 101, and select option 1 and quote reference 12210172288 or email the officer in case, PC Nicola Gill, at


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