Motorcyclist dies after horror crash in Peak District, with iconic Snake Pass still closed

Police are appealing for

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A man has died following a fatal crash on Snake Pass yesterday.

The iconic road through the Peak District was closed for most of Easter Sunday while emergency services attended the scene.

Police were first called to reports of a collision between a car and a motorcycle at 11.20am on Sunday 31 March.

Tragically, the rider of a blue Suzuki motorcycle motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been notified.

The driver of the car, a Kia Picanto, was not seriously physically injured.


Eye witnesses reported seeing a huge blaze following the collision, which occurred on the winding road between Sheffield and Manchester.

Derbyshire Police reported that Snake Pass reopened at around 8.40pm last night.


But according to an AA traffic alert and Google Maps, the A57 Snake Pass is closed again this morning following the crash.

Derbyshire Police said: “Anyone who was in the area and may be able to assist officers with their investigation – in particular anyone with dashcam footage that may have captured the moments prior to the collision – is asked to contact us using any of the below methods, including reference 24000187594.

Website – We have crime reporting tools on our website: use our online contact form. Facebook – send us a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page. X (Twitter) – direct message our contact centre via @DerPolContact. Phone – call us on 101. 


“You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.”

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Featured image: Google Maps