Man dies in Tranmire collision

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A 65-year-old man from the Whitby area has died following a collision on the A171 on Sunday evening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a road traffic collision near Whitby.

The local man, aged 65, was pronounced dead at the scene when his silver Vauxhall Vectra estate collided with a white Mercedes E220 on the A171 outside Calais House Farm in Tranmire, at around 9.20pm on Sunday 8 September 2013.

At the time of the collision, the Mercedes was travelling towards Guisborough and the Vectra was going in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Mercedes a 27-year-old man from Scarborough and his passenger a 22-year-old woman, also from Scarborough, were taken to James Cook Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the incident to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 - and ask for Traffic Sergeant Hamish Halloway.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to

Please quote reference number 12130156632 when passing information about this incident.