Two killed on A65 near Skipton

10 June 2013

Harrogate PolicePolice in Craven are appealing for witnesses after two people died in a road traffic collision on the A65 near Skipton.

A 61-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man, both from Colne, were pronounced dead at the scene when their pale blue Hyundai i10 collided with a grey Skoda Octavia close to the Grassington roundabout, at around 5.10pm on Sunday 9 June 2013.

They had just passed Skipton Golf Course and were heading towards the roundabout when they hit the Skoda which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Skoda, an 84-year-old man from Addingham suffered minor injuries in the collision. However, his passenger an 80-year-old woman, also from Addingham, was seriously injured and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Rick Harper or Skipton Roads Policing Group.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to

Please quote reference number 12130093831 when passing information about this incident.




Note to editor: we are not able to release the identity of the deceased at this stage but will keep you updated.




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