A MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a biker was killed in a crash.

Kyle Hempenstall died at the age of 28 following the collision on the M62 westbound between junction 11 at Birchwood and junction 12 at Eccles shortly after 1.45pm on Wednesday, May 27.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident, which involved his red Yamaha R1 motorbike, a white transit van and heavy maintenance plant machinery.

An investigation by Greater Manchester Police’s serious collision investigation unit found that Mr Hempenstall, from Stockport, was riding alongside a second motorbike which left the scene before the arrival of the emergency services.

This biker has since been traced.

And the force has confirmed that a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a crash, driving without insurance and driving without a licence on Monday, June 1.

A 41-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, but both have since been released under investigation.

GMP’s enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Police sergeant Matt Picton said: “Specialist officers are continuing to support Kyle’s family at this incredibly difficult time, and our thoughts remain with them whilst we continue to piece together the circumstances surrounding this collision.

“Our investigation has progressed significantly since last week, and whilst our enquiries are continuing, we are still asking for the public’s help.

“Whilst two people have been arrested, we’re continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with any information or footage to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1343 of May 27, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.