York & North Yorkshire

Driver killed in tractor crash named as Alan Willmett

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

A motorist who died in a head-on crash with a tractor in North Yorkshire has been named by police.

Alan John Willmett, 77, was on the B6265 at Great Ouseburn when the crash happened at the junction of Moor Lane and Carr Side Lane on Thursday.

Mr Willmett, from Boroughbridge, died at the scene, police said.

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

A female passenger in Mr Willmett's yellow Fiat Panda car, also in her 70s, was taken to hospital after the crash, which happened at about 18:00 GMT.

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