Two people have died after a serious crash in North Yorkshire today (Saturday).
It happened at 1.20pm on the A629 Western Bypass near Skipton.
A dark red Vauxhall Grandland was travelling south on the bypass in the direction of Keighley from the Gargrave Road roundabout.
Where it happened
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The vehicle left the carriageway, collided with the bridge barrier and landed near to the canal on Broughton Road.
“Sadly the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 70s from West Yorkshire, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The female passenger, also in her 70s, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, and was pronounced dead a short time later.
“Their next of kin have been informed.”
No other vehicle was involved.
Both the A629 and the Broughton Road were closed for several hours as a result of the crash.
Police are seeking witnesses and dashcam footage. If you can help, 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 TC 123 Geri Tunney
- Email TC Tunney here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12230200190