Man dies in Ruswarp Lane

A 68-year-old Whitby man has died after becoming ill at the wheel of his LandRover in Ruswarp Lane.

The incident happened on Wednesday at around 5pm and closed the road for more than three hours.

The vehicle left the road, crashed into a fence and into a field.

Paramedics were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He died of natural causes.

And in a separate incident a week ago last Thursday (10 February) morning, an elderly man also died after taking ill at the roundabout in his car at Love Lane.

He also died of natural causes and not as a result of the accident.