Fatal crash - police appeal

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Police are appealing for a key witness to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision near Harrogate.

It occurred at around 9.45am on Thursday, February 23 on Hirst Road between Birstwith and Hampsthwaite. The collision involved a blue Peugeot 206 which was heading from Birstwith towards Hampsthwaite.

It is believed that a 4x4 type vehicle, towing an animal trailer, was travelling on the road at the same time of the collision.

Traffic Sergeant Trevor Burton, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “I am urging the driver of the 4x4 to come forward. There is nothing to suggest that they were involved in the collision, I simply need to speak with them as a vital witness to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Anyone who can help with this enquiry is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Press option 2 and ask for Trevor Burton.