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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near Skipton

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near Skipton

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 11:35am 25th January 2020. (Updated at 11:39am 25th January 2020)

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene

  • The collision happened at around 9.40pm last night.
  • A silver Mercedes Vito van and a white Nissan Juke were involved.
  • Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision. 

The incident happened last night on the A59 between at Broughton, near Skipton.

The two occupants of the Nissan Juke, a man and woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman from the Mercedes van was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the van has been arrested and remains in custody.

Police are appealing for any dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 12200013851. Alternatively you can email MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

The A59 remains closed at this time and officers request that people avoid the area whilst the investigation is ongoing.

The road is expected to be reopened later this afternoon.