Arrest following death crash near Ripon

A driver has been arrested and released on police bail after a Ripon man died following a three-vehicle road crash near the city.

The collision happened about a mile from Ripon when a black Fiat hatchback travelling towards the city and a blue Volkswagen hatchback and red Mercedes travelling in the opposite direction collided on the B6265 Ripon to Boroughbridge Road on Sunday, September 23, at around 10.30am.

A passenger travelling in the Mercedes – 41-year-old Lloyd William Edwards, from Ripon – was taken to Harrogate District Hospital but died from his injuries on Tuesday, September 25.

The driver of the Mercedes, a woman in her 50s from the Ripon area, sustained slight injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The occupants of the Volkswagen were uninjured.

The driver of the Fiat, a man from Ripon in his 20s, also received hospital treatment and was arrested on Monday, October 1, in connection with the collision and subsequently bailed without charge.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Tracy Smales.