Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Teenage pillion passenger dies in Cawthorne crash

A teenage pillion passenger has died and the rider seriously injured in a motorbike crash in South Yorkshire.

Police said a Yamaha bike was being driven on the A635 Lane Head Road in Cawthorne, Barnsley at about 10:55 BST on Wednesday when it hit the kerb.

The bike mounted the pavement before stopping near to the junction with Church Street.

The 16-year-old male passenger was killed. The 30-year-old rider is in hospital with serious injuries.

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