North Yorkshire police have referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the circumstances leading up to a fatal car crash.
Douglas Scott died in the accident which happened in Stokesley on Saturday, where a crash involved a Range Rover.
Police say that a similar vehicle had been involved in two incidents reported to them earlier that day.
As a result, the force has referred itself to the police watchdog.
Two teenagers are facing charges in connection with the collision.
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It happened on Marton Road Middlesbrough at around 3.00am on Saturday morning.