Motorist killed in collision on A19

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a head-on crash left one driver dead and a Malton man seriously injured.

The crash, involving a red Peugeot 206 and a green Volvo bus, happened on the A19 at Tollerton on Wednesday at 6pm (July 16).

The driver of the Peugeot, a 45-year-old man from the Middlesbrough area, suffered serious injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 52-year-old man from Malton, who was driving the bus, sustained serious leg injuries in the incident and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The road was closed in both directions while specialist collision investigators examined the scene.

The road was re-opened today at around 1.40am.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either vehicle prior to the incident to contact them with information.

Traffic Constable Zoe Billings, of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Investigation Team, said: “This collision occurred on a busy stretch of road at a busy time of day and it is possible that a number of people who witnessed the incident have yet to come forward.

“If you did see what happened or saw either the bus or the Peugeot prior to the incident you may have information vital to the investigation and I urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Ken Briggs or the Major Collision Investigation Team.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to