A driver has died and a passenger critically injured in a crash at a notorious York junction.
It happened at around 3.05pm yesterday (Tuesday) on the A64 at the junction with Towthorpe Moor Lane and Common Lane.
A blue Mazda 2 car that was travelling on Common Lane towards the A64 collided with a blue DAF horse-box heading westbound on A64 from Malton towards York.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Sadly, the driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene and the front seat passenger was transported to Hull Royal Infirmary in a critical condition.
“More details will be added once next of kin have been informed about the death.”
The driver of the DAF horse box, a woman aged in her fifties from the Leeds area, has minor injuries.
Two horses in the vehicle had to be treated by a vet for minor injuries.
The location of the crash
The stretch of road reopened just before 9pm following the police collision investigation at the scene, the safe recovery of both vehicles and debris cleared from the highway.
Residents have since called for action to improve the safety of the junction after a serious of collisions there.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or motorists with relevant dashcam footage are asked to come forward to assist the investigation.
If you can help police, you can contact them on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Ben Prosser-Waite
- Email Ben Prosser-Waite here
- Quote reference number 12230230786