POLICE have confirmed that a man was killed in an accident on the A170 between Helmsley and Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire.

The crash happened at around 7am on Friday and involved a Citroen Berlingo and a Toyota Hilux.

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the scene and the road was closed both ways for several hours.

It reopened in the early afternoon.

One man – believed to be the driver of the Citroen – was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The A170 cuts across the North York Moors

The other driver was taken to hospital. The extent of his injuries is not yet clear.

North Yorkshire Police say they are not yet in a position to release the identity of the man who died.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicles in the moments before it happened, or has any dashcam footage that could help the investigation, to get in touch.

  • Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Emma Drummond. You can also email emma.drummond@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk Please quote reference NYP-22022019-0062 when sharing information.