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Beverley biker killed in A170 crash near Thirsk

A biker has been killed in a crash that closed a major North Yorkshire road for more than four hours.

The man, in his mid-50s from Beverley, East Yorkshire, was riding a Ducati bike on the A170 near Thirsk at about 17:45 BST on Sunday when it happened.

North Yorkshire Police said he was overtaking a line of vehicles when he collided with a Vauxhall Astra turning right at the Bagby junction.

The man is the 15th motorcyclist to die on North Yorkshire's roads this year.

Police said the man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Astra was uninjured but he was said to be in shock.

Witnesses to the collision have been asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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