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18-year-old dies following collision near Farndale

An 18-year-old man from Middlesbrough has died following a collision near Farndale on the North York Moors.

The man was a passenger in a blue Peugeot 307 which left the road as it travelled along Blakey Bank – a minor road between Blakey Road and the village of Church Houses.

The collision happened at around 5.20pm on Saturday 4 October 2014 when the Peugeot hit a dry stone wall and came to rest on its side.
The occupants of the vehicle were all form the Middlesbrough area and include the driver aged 22, a 16-year-old boy and three 18-year-old men.
Sadly one of the 18-year-old passengers was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the car was taken to James Cook Hospital, although his injuries are not believed to be serious.

The remaining passengers were also taken to James Cook Hospital including the 16-year-old boy who had a suspected broken collar bone and an 18-year-old man with slight injuries.The third 18-year-old man was discharged after treatment to minor injuries.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the vehicle prior to the collision or witnessed the actual crash to contact them.

Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team or email

Please quote reference 12140171427 when passing on information.

The road was closed while the emergency services treated the casualties and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at around 1.45am on 5 October.

Police are not yet in a position to release the name of the man who died.

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