Police name woman in fatal motorbike crash

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Police have identified the woman who was killed in motorcycle crash in Burniston.

The crash happened on Sunday September 13 on the A165.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are now in a position to identify the woman who died in a collision on the A165 Coastal Road near Burniston, Scarborough.

“She was Samantha Higham, 44, from Accrington.

“At about 10.45am on Sunday September 13, a blue Citroen Xsara Picasso travelling north along the A165 from the direction of Scarborough was in collision with a red Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling in the same direction.

“Samantha, the pillion passenger on the motorcycle, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s was seriously injured.

“Anyone who saw the collision, or either of the vehicles involved, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

“Please dial 101, select option 2, and ask for TC Mark Hutchings or TC Andy Tucker in the Major Collision Investigation Team. Please quote reference number 12150161613.”