NORTH Yorkshire police are continuing investigations into a fatal crash at Buttertubs near Hawes.

They were called to reports of a vehicle leaving the road at the Yorkshire Dales pass at 10.55am on Saturday, January 11. Emergency services were assisted at the scene by the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team but a local man in his 50s died in the crash.

Investigating officers have asked anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen the vehicle, a distinctive black Land Rover defender with a silver canopy and white roof to contact them.

Traffic Sergeant Mark Patterson said: “Members of the public who were travelling along that section of road on Saturday morning, may hold vital information which will help us to determine the circumstances around the incident.”

Ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team by ringing 101 or email