Skipton crash victim named as Thomas Bannister
- 24 June 2013
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
A man killed when a Range Rover left the road was the managing director of a large North Yorkshire hotel.
Thomas Bannister, 48, from Bell Busk, died when the car he was in left the A65 near Airton at 02:35 BST on Saturday and ended up in a field.
He ran the Coniston Hotel, which is part of a 1,400-acre country estate in the Yorkshire Dales.
North Yorkshire Police said the driver, a 41-year-old woman, had been arrested and released on police bail.
The road was closed for several hours on Saturday following the crash.