York & North Yorkshire

Woman killed as car hits tree on A1 near Catterick

A woman was killed when her car left the road in North Yorkshire and struck a tree and landed upside down.

The 27-year-old was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at 05:45 BST on the southbound carriageway of the A1 near Catterick.

After striking the tree, the woman's blue Peugeot landed upside down in a field, North Yorkshire Police said.

The road between Catterick and Killerby Hall was closed until 11:30 BST. The woman has not been named.

Police said she lived locally and was the only person in the car.

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