POLICE are appealing for information following a single vehicle road accident in which a 61-year-old man died.

The accident happened at about 8.25am on Sunday, December 16, and involved a black Vauxhall Meriva on the B1263 heading towards the A16 near East Cowton, Northallerton. The car left the road and hit a tree.

The driver of the Meriva, from the Richmond area, died. He has yet to be named.

Traffic Constable Reece Williams said: “If you were in the area at the time of the collision and may have seen the Vauxhall Meriva just prior to the incident I ask that you contact the police straight away as you may have information that could help the investigation.”

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Reece Williams. Alternatively information can be emailed to reece.williams@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.