Woman, 45, dies in crash

A WOMAN aged 45 has died in a crash between Malton and Pickering.

The collision on the A169 near the Howe Bridge was between a tractor and a van.

The road was closed off for hours.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the scene.

The accident took place at 5.55pm.

Early reports from the Ambulance Service immediately after the crash indicated the victim was male, however it was later revealed to be a woman.

North Yorkshire Police were unable to confirm reports at the time.