York & North Yorkshire

A64 York collision: Man dies in 'wrong-way' car crash

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Image caption The crash happened on Saturday evening on the A64 near the Grimston Bar junction, east York

A man has died in a crash in North Yorkshire believed to have involved a car travelling the wrong way along the carriageway.

A 76-year-old man in a Toyota Corolla was on the westbound A64 near Grimston Bar, east York, when it hit a Mercedes A class on Saturday night, police said.

The drivers of both cars were taken to hospital, with the Toyota driver dying in the early hours of Sunday.

The 37-year-old Mercedes driver, from Leeds, sustained serious injuries.

The road was closed for six hours to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

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