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19-year-old Thirsk man dies in crash on A168 at Northallerton
2:00pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
A YOUNG driver has died after a crash near Northallerton this morning.
The 19-year-old man, from the Thirsk area, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa on the A168 towards Northallerton when his car collided with a coal lorry travelling in the opposite direction.
The accident happened two miles south of Northallerton close to Aquatic Fanatic.
The 19-year-old suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 51-year-old man from Heage, Derbyshire who was driving the lorry was not injured.
The road was closed for five hours following the collision.
Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: “If you saw either of the vehicles involved in the collision prior to the incident I ask that you contact the police as soon as possible.”
Anyone who can help with the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Des Mooney.
Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.