York & North Yorkshire

Man, 35, dies in quad bike crash near Malton

A 35-year-old man has died after his quad bike crashed into a tree in North Yorkshire.

The man was riding with two other friends, each on separate quad bikes, at woodland in Settrington, near Malton on Friday evening.

North Yorkshire Police said the rider lost control of the bike on the approach to a bend and crashed into the tree.

He suffered head and chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the crash and have appealed for anyone with information to contact the force's road traffic policing unit at Malton.

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