Playing now: - Waiting for next song...

Playing next: -  

Man Dies In A171 Crash At Ugthorpe Near Whitby

Man Dies In A171 Crash At Ugthorpe Near Whitby

Published by Karen Liu at 11:33am 1st November 2019.

A man has died in a crash on the A171 at Ugthorpe near Whitby.

It happened at around 6.42am today (Friday 1st November) and involved three vehicles – a silver Kia Rio, a black Lexus IS and a petrol tanker.

The petrol tanker and Kia Rio were travelling in the direction towards Whitby and the Lexus was traveling towards Guisborough.

One person died at the scene. The driver of the Lexus was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious but stable injuries. The driver of the tanker was uninjured.

Police enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist the investigation.

In particular, anyone who witnessed the collision or who was travelling in the area at the time, or who may have dash-cam in operation prior to the collision is urged to contact them.

Officers would also like to speak to the driver of vehicle, described as a Land Rover, that briefly stopped at the scene but then continued on their journey.

If you can help, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team or email

Please quote reference number 12190201463 when providing details about this incident.

The stretch of road is likely to remain closed until this afternoon and motorists are advised to use alternative routes until further notice.

Police are not in a position to name the deceased at this stage.


No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Submit A Comment