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Update - 2.05pm: The A64 near Huttons Ambo, west of Malton, has now been reopened following the incident below.
Our appeal for witnesses below continues.
Original appeal - 9:00am
Two people have been seriously injured in a crash that has currently closed North Yorkshire’s busiest roads.
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the collision that occurred on the A64 west of Malton, at the bottom of Golden Hill, near Huttons Ambo.
It happened at 11.54pm yesterday (19 January) and involved a silver Jaguar and blue Ford Focus.
A head-on collision occurred and both drivers suffered serious injuries.
One driver, a man in 30s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and is assisting police with the investigation.
The stretch of road has been closed for since the collision, and will remain closed until around midday today (Saturday, 20 January).
Drivers are being urged to use alternative routes if they need to travel through the area, as the road is currently closed in both directions. Diversions are in place.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the vehicles prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.
If you can help, please email [email protected] or contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for TC694 Joseph Schramm.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12240011595
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