A white Volkswagen van travelling toward Yafforth from Northallerton and a red MGZR car, travelling in the opposite direction, collided near to Northdale Nurseries.
The driver of the MG, an 83-year-old man from the Bedale area was taken to James Cook Hospital by land ambulance where he sadly passed away.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw either vehicle in the moments before the collision, or the collision itself to contact them. They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have captured dash cam footage of the incident.
Anyone with any information which could assist officers with their investigation is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to Traffic Constable Martin Recchia. You can also email Martin.Recchia@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
Please quote reference NYP-30052019-0159.