Police appeal for witnesses after 20-year-old man dies in car crash horror near Kildwick

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road crash near Kildwick

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road crash near Kildwick

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died and four other people were injured in a collision near Kildwick on Saturday afternoon.

It happened at about 3pm on July 19 on the A629 Skipton Road, about 400 metres south of the junction with Cononley Lane.

It involved a light blue Alfa Romeo 147, which was travelling towards Skipton, and a silver Peugeot 407 travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver and only occupant of the Alfa Romeo, a 20-year-old man from Long Preston, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers investigating the collision want to speak to anyone who saw the vehicles prior to the crash. A number of witnesses have come forward who were travelling behind the Peugeot, however, officers also need to speak to anyone who saw the movements of the light blue Alfa Romeo as it travelled along the Skipton Road.

Traffic Constable Ken Riley, of Skipton Roads Policing Group, said: "It's important that we speak to people who saw the cars before the collision, as well as anyone who saw the crash happen.

"If you can assist in any way, please come forward as you could have important information that could help our investigation.

"I would also like to thank a number of members of the public who stopped at the scene of the crash and helped to administer first aid to the casualties. Their assistance was greatly appreciated."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Skipton Roads Policing Group, or e-mail Kenneth.riley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk Please quote reference 12140120030 when passing on information.

The four occupants of the Peugeot are all from Preston in Lancashire. They were taken to Airedale General Hospital. The driver, a 55-year-old man, sustained serious injuries. A 53-year-old woman suffered a broken leg, and a man and woman, both aged 26, were treated for minor injuries.

The road was closed to allow emergency services to deal with the casualties and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at about 6.50pm.

* Did you know the man killed in the crash? Contact the Keighley News at Keighley.editorial@keighleynews.co.uk or call 01535 606611 (option three).

We are not yet in a position to release the identity of the deceased.

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