Harrogate man dies during road accident

15 July 2012

PoliceA 27 year-old Harrogate man has died following a road accident late last night.

The man was driving a silver Porsche heading towards Leeds, on the Leeds Road (Almsford Bank on the A61) when he left the main carriage while overtaking a blue Citroen Picasso.

The Porsche left the road and collided with a tree.

The incident happened at 11pm on 14 July and the road remained closed until 4am the following morning as recovery and investigations took place.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the emergency services and has yet to be named.

Traffic Sergeant Hamish Halloway, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said:

If you witnessed the collision or may have seen the Porsche prior to the incident please contact the police straight away.

Anyone who can help the police with this investigation is asked to contact  on 101, press option 2 and ask for Andy Macleod.

(The Driver was later named as Ashley Murray of Harrogate)

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