A Ripon man has died after a car crash between Northallerton and South Otterington this morning (Thursday, May 26).
The man in his 40s was travelling in a green Toyota towards Northallerton when he crashed with a black Nissan Juke and a Silver Vauxhall Vectra.
The drivers of the other two vehicles involved were taken to hospital with suspected chest injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
However, the Ripon man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed to allow emergency services to attend to the casualties and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at around 1pm.
Police are appealing to anyone who saw any of the vehicles prior to the crash or who witnessed the actual collision, to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team, or email MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk