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Malton man killed in crash on A64 in North Yorkshire

A Malton man who was killed after crashing his Mercedes in North Yorkshire has been named.

John Patrick Connors, 26, also known as Johnny, died in a collision on the A64 at Whitwell-on-the-Hill on Sunday.

His passengers, two Malton women aged 22 and 18, and a 29-year-old man from Knaresborough, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

Mr Connors' family paid tribute to him as "a much loved son, brother, fiancé, uncle, grandson, nephew and friend".

The section of road was closed for nearly seven hours while North Yorkshire Police examined the scene.

It is believed Mr Connors' car was in the outside lane of the dual carriageway when it collided with the barrier in the central reservation and overturned.

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