Driver arrested after death of motorcyclist

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A 65-year-old motorcyclist from Sherburn-in-Elmet died at the scene [BBC]

A motorist has been arrested following a crash that killed a motorcyclist.

North Yorkshire Police said the crash, which happened at approximately 14:50 BST on Monday, involved a white Renault Clio and a grey Kawasaki ZR motorcycle.

The vehicles had been travelling in opposite directions along the B1222, when they collided near Sherburn-in Elmet.

The motorcyclist, a 65-year-old man local to the area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of the Renault, a man in his 20s, had been arrested at the scene of the crash.

He has since been released under investigation.

A third vehicle, a black Keeway Superlight motorcycle, was caught up in the aftermath of the crash, however police confirmed the rider was uninjured.

The road reopened at around 02:00 BST on Tuesday, following investigation work.

Police have asked witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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