Man dies after vehicle collides with tree near Harrogate

29 November 2014

A man has died near Harrogate after his vehicle lost control and left the road colliding with a tree.

Harrogate Police are now  appealing for vital witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the B6165 at Nidd near Harrogate at 17.20 on Friday 28 November 2014.

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

Please quote reference number 12140206042 when passing on information.

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