Appeal after fatal collision

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision on the A59.

The 36-year-old from Morecambe died at the scene after his Vauxhall Zafira, travelling towards Skipton, collided with a heavy goods vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, near Fewston Reservoir.

A silver Peugeot was also inolved in the collision, which happened on Friday, December 2 around 2.40pm, but sustainted only minor damage and the driver was uninjured.

Two passengers in the Zafira, a 20-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Morecambe, suffered minor injuries and were treated at Harrogate District Hospital.

Officers are appealing to the driver of an X-registered Vauxhall Vectra to come forward. He stopped at the scene but left without giving his details and could be a vital witness.

The driver of another vehicle which was towing a caravan towards Skipton could also hold vital information and police are appealing for both drivers to get in touch.

Traffic Sgt Pete Stringer said: “The road was fairly busy at the time of the collision, therefore there are potentially a number of people who witnessed the collision that we haven’t spoken to yet.

“I am particularly interested in speaking to the Vectra driver and the driver who was towing the caravan as they may well have information that can help our enquiries.

“If you saw the collision or have any information that can help with the investigation, please contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact North YOrkshire Police on 0845 6060247, selection option two and ask for TS Pete Stringer or Skipton Roads Policing Group, quoting reference 12110203614.