Cause of crash will never be known

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A DRIVER sustained serious injuries from which he later died after his car crossed into the wrong lane of the A19, crashing head on into an oncoming vehicle.

An inquest at Northallerton was told John Tracey, 59, of Nunthorpe Avenue, York, had been seen driving erratically before the crash south of Easingwold.

The driver of the other car, Scott Robson from York, was driving to a caravan park with his wife and two children when the vehicle crashed into them.

Medical reports showed Mr Tracey had serious heart problems which could have caused dizziness.

Accident investigator TC Paul Davenport said Mr Tracey was not braking or taking evasive action at the time of the crash.

North Yorkshire East coroner Michael Oakley said: "We shall not know definitively why Mr Tracey crossed the centre white line, it could have been distraction, or some sort of medical problem.”

He recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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