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Biker killed in A65 collision named

Biker killed in A65 collision named

Published at 12:10pm 17th February 2016. (Updated at 12:42pm 17th February 2016)

Police have named a motorcyclist who died after a crash on the A65 between Austwick and Clapham.

52-year-old Giovanni Richetta, from Shipley, was riding a red old-style Moto Guzzi which collided with a blue Peugeot 206 heading in the opposite direction.

It happened shortly after 12pm on Sunday and Mr Richetta was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner has started an investigation into his death and an inquest will be opened in due course.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 43-year-old woman from Keighley, and her nine-year-old daughter who was in the front passenger seat, were taken to Airedale General Hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be serious, but they were left badly shaken.

Police are still keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who recalls seeing the car or motorbike before the collision.

Mr Richetta was wearing a black motorcycle suit and a distinctive white helmet with red and green stripes from the Italian flag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 12160026930.