Police are appealing for witnesses after a 27 year old local man died in a car crash on the outskirts of Whitby overnight.
The incident happened at around 2.20am today (Tuesday August 11).
A black Vauxhall Corsa, travelling east towards Whitby on the A171, left the road and hit and wall and a building on the stretch of road between the two Aislaby turn-offs.
The driver of the vehicle, a 27 year old man, received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle prior to the collision is asked to contact the police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask for TC Martin Mulcaster in the Major Collision Investigation Team or email MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
Police say they are not yet in a position to identify the man who died.