Witness appeal following fatal collision near Skipton
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Police are seeking witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal single-vehicle collision near Skipton.
The collision occurred at 1.20pm on Saturday 21 October 2023, on the A629 Western Bypass. It involved a dark red Vauxhall Grandland that was travelling south on the bypass in the direction of Keighley from the Gargrave Road roundabout.
The vehicle left the carriageway, collided with the bridge barrier and landed near to the canal on Broughton Road.
Sadly the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 70s from West Yorkshire, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female passenger, also in her 70s, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Their next of kin have been informed.
Any witnesses to the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage is asked to contact TC 123 Geri Tunney at North Yorkshire Police, either via 101 or email [email protected]. Please quote reference number 12230200190.