A 48-YEAR-OLD woman died after the car she was driving left the road.

The woman, who is yet to be named, was driving a grey Suzuki Jimny SUV near Goathland, North Yorkshire.

The incident happened near the RAF Flyingdales entrance on the A169 Whitby to Pickering road at around 1.45pm on Tuesday.

Police said the road was closed for six hours.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "It was the only vehicle involved, and despite the efforts of a doctor and paramedics, the woman, who is from the local area, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police are appealing to anyone who was travelling along the A169 and witnessed the collision, or believes they saw the grey Suzuki prior to the crash, or captured the vehicle or the collision on their dash-cam, to contact them."

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 12190049453.