Motorcyclist killed in crash - updated

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A MOTORCYCLIST from Pontefract has been killed following a collision with a BMW car on the A645 in Knottingley.

West Yorkshire Police and ambulance crews attended the crash on Pontefract Road near the Ferrybridge bypass at 5.31am this morning.

The 53-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesman confirmed the BMW 3 Series driver was a 33-year-old woman who has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police want to trace a van driver who may have witnessed the incident.

Both lanes on the A645 have been closed from Knottingley Hill Top to the Ferrybridge bypass.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on new non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.