A man has died near Harrogate after his vehicle lost control and left the road colliding with a tree.
The deceased was a local man aged 44 and was the single occupant in a silver Mitsubishi Coupe travelling from Knaresborough towards Ripley.
Traffic Constable Ken Riley, said: We are particularly interested in contacting a male who stopped at the scene and offered to disconnect the battery on the Mitsubishi following the collision, this person may have been the first at the scene.
Witnesses have also described the silver coupe overtaking a number of vehicles prior to the incident on the journey from Knaresborough and I am particularly keen to speak with any of the occupants of those vehicles
The Police are not in a position to name the deceased at this stage as family members are still being contacted.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward to the police and contact either TC 1656 Ken Riley or TC 174 David Minto at Harrogate Police Station using the none emergency contact number 101 or via e-mail to David.Minto@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
Please quote reference number 12140206042 when passing on information.