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Man dies in Skipton car crash

Man dies in Skipton car crash

Published by May Norman at 11:10am 11th December 2019.

Police are appealing for dash-cam footage following fatal Skipton crash

  • A man's died following a car crash near Skipton.
  • A Volkswagen Polo and a lorry collided on the A65 last night (Tuesday, 10 December).
  • It happened on the Skipton bypass at around 5.50pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage after a man died in a collision on the A65 near Skipton.

It happened on Tuesday (10 December) at around 5.50pm on Skipton by-pass, north of the town, and involved a white lorry and a silver Volkswagen Polo.

Sadly the driver of the Polo died at the scene of the collision.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The lorry was travelling towards Harrogate and the Polo was traveling in the opposite direction.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

"We're appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the silver VW Polo or the white lorry either before the collision, or who witnessed the crash to contact them.

"If anyone has any dash-cam footage of either vehicles prior to or at the time of the collision, please also get in touch with the police.

"Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information for the investigating officer, PC Adam Elliott or email 

"Please quote incident number 12190226249 when passing on information."

The road was closed to allow emergency services to attend to the collision and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at around 2am.


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