A woman has died after the car she was driving crashed into a barrier on the A1M.
The Skoda Fabia she was driving struck a barrier near Scotch Corner at around 4.50pm yesterday.
The woman, in her 80s, was entering the A1(M) from junction 53 on the southbound sliproad.
She collided with an Audi A5, which was travelling in the same direction, before her car left the carriageway.
Fire crews helped get the woman, who is from Ryedale, out of her car and left her in the hands of paramedics.
She was taken to hospital but sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
The road was closed until midnight to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.
Police are now appealing for witnesses – 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 Ed Drake
- Email Ed Drake here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12220050274