Motorcyclist, 70, dies after crash in Staithes, near Whitby

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Staithes.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Sunday, 4th October 2020, 11:08 am
Updated Sunday, 4th October 2020, 11:12 am
Derek Graham
Derek Graham

Derek Graham, from Loftus, was on the A174 at the junction with Cowbar Farm on Thursday afternoon when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a blue Volkswagen Passat.

The 70-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

He leaves a partner, two brothers and a sister.

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The family said that they are “devastated by their loss".

The driver of the Passat - a woman in her 70s - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened at 3.35pm on Thursday, or has dash cam footage which could help with the police's investigation should contact Sgt Neil Yates from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on number 101, quoting incident number 160947.

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