Man dies after Settle crash

A protected scene is in place while police carry out murder investigations.
A protected scene is in place while police carry out murder investigations.

An elderly man from Ingleton has died after a crash in North Yorkshire on Friday afternoon.

The crash happened on the A65 near Settle at 3.45pm, at the junction with the B6480 at Buckhaw Brow.

It involved two cars, a blue Volkswagen Tiguan which was towing a small single axle trailer and a green Skoda Yeti.

A 74-year-old man, driver of the Tiguan, was taken by ambulance to Airedale Hospital but died a short time later.

North Yorkshire Police are now appealing for witnesses.

“Police are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either the Volkswagen or the Skoda prior to the collision,” the force said in a statement.

The road was closed for six hours for police collision investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at 10pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and ask for Andrew Ingram, quoting reference 12170095873.