The victim was 20-year-old Christopher Wray of Lendales Lane in Pickering.
At around 8.30pm on Saturday Mr Wray was driving a blue Volkswagen Polo towards Pickering on the A170 when the car left the road near Appleton-le-Moor, went down an embankment and came to rest in a field. He was treated at the scene by paramedics but died at the scene.
Officers are conducting enquiries to establish the circumstances around the crash and witnesses are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Hamish Halloway or Lee Cobb or email Traffic Sergeant Halloway at [email protected] or Traffic Constable Cobb on [email protected]
Quote reference number 12170220416.