Driver, 26, killed in A64 horror crash

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A 26-year-old Malton man has died in a horror crash on the A64 at Whitwell-on-the-Hill.

Three others were injured in the crash on the east-bound carriageway on Sunday at 12.30am.

Police believe the black Mercedes car was in the outside lane of the dual carriageway when it collided with the barrier in the central reservation and the vehicle overturned.

The driver, who is from the Maltn area, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Three passengers were taken to York District Hospital by ambulance.

A 22-year-old woman from Malton with serious leg injuries, an 18-year-old woman from Malton with neck and spinal injuries, and a 29-year-old man from the Knaresborough area with cuts and bruises.

The section of road was closed until around 7am on Sunday while the emergency services tended to the casualties and to allow the police to carry out a full examination of the fatal collision scene.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing a black Mercedes car in the area prior to the incident, are urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team. Please quote incident number 12140211189.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk