THE male driver of a car died in a collision on a country road, police confirmed today.

An appeal for witnesses and any other information about last night’s fatal crash on the A61 was made by North Yorkshire Police.

The collision involved a red Lexus coupe which was travelling in the direction of the village of Skipton-on-Swale, from the Busby Stoop roundabout, at about 9.20pm on Saturday.

A force statement said: “Sadly, the 60-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any dash-cam footage taken in the area at the time, which may have captured the collision or the vehicle prior to the incident.”

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation is asked to email the force’s major collision investigation team. It can be contacted via, or by ringing 101, and asking for North Yorkshire Police.

Information should be passed to the force’s control room.

Anonymous callers can pass information via the Crimestoppers free phone line, on (0800) 555111, quoting the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200127493