Police were called at 5.17pm yesterday evening to reports that a white Honda VFR 800 motorcycle and a white Renault HGV had collided between J37 and J36 on the A1M.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 57-year-old man, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.
The driver of the HGV, a 62-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody at this time.
A spokesman said: “We are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident and the moments leading up to the collision to come forward.”
Anyone with information which may assist enquiries is asked to call on 101 quoting incident number 749 of 15 June.
If you have dashcam footage, please email it to [email protected] quoting the incident number in the subject line.