DETECTIVES investigating a crash in which a 39-year-old woman was killed have urged the driver of a HGV to contact them.

The woman, who was from the Rotherham area, was the pillion passenger on a Honda motorcycle travelling on the A1237 at Knapton at about 11.15am on Sunday.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the bike, which was driven by a man from the Rotherham area, had overtaken a HGV - described as curtain-sided with red curtains and white rear doors - before the crash.

The rider was also hurt in the crash. The identity of the woman has not yet been released.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or email