Man named following A64 fatal crash

A91XK7 Police line tape
A91XK7 Police line tape

The 26-year-old driver who died in the crash on the A64 at Whitwell-on-the-Hill has been named by police.

John Patrick Connors, also known as Johnny, of Malton, was pronounced dead at the scene after his black Mercedes car hit the central reservation and overturned on Sunday at 12.30am.

Mr Connors was 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.

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