Fatal collision near Whitby closes major road

A man has died in a collision on the A171 at Ugthorpe, near Whitby.

It happened at around 6.42 am on Friday 1 November and involved two cars and a petrol tanker. The stretch of road is likely to remain closed until this afternoon and motorists are advised to use alternative routes until further notice.

Police are not in a position to name the deceased at this stage.

The petrol tanker and a Kia Rio were travelling in the direction towards Whitby and the Lexus was traveling towards Guisborough.

One person sadly died at the scene. The driver of the Lexus was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious but stable injuries. The driver of the tanker was uninjured.

Police enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist the investigation.

Officers would also like to speak to the driver of a vehicle, described as a Land Rover, that briefly stopped at the scene but then continued on their journey.