York & North Yorkshire

Driver killed in Great Ouseburn tractor crash

A6265 near Great Ouseburn Image copyright Google
Image caption North Yorkshire Police said the collision occurred on the A6265 near Great Ouseburn

A man driving a Fiat Panda has died in a head-on crash with a tractor in North Yorkshire.

The man, in his 70s, was on the B6265 at Great Ouseburn when it happened at about 18:00 GMT on Thursday.

North Yorkshire Police said the man, from Boroughbridge, died at the scene. His female passenger, also in her 70s, was taken to hospital.

The 33-year-old tractor driver, from Leeds, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A force spokesman said he had been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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