Appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash on Reighton bypass

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a fatal road traffic collision near Reighton.

Just before 5pm on Sunday December 15, on the Reighton bypass just past Filey, a silver Volkswagen Golf and a green tractor towing a trailer heading for Bridlington were involved in a collision.

daniel layton

daniel layton

The driver of the Golf, 27-year-old Scarborough man, Daniel Layton, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Scarborough District Hospital where he sadly died on Monday December 16.

The man driving the tractor, who is aged 40 and from Scarborough, was not injured as a result of the incident.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Wood, of the Force’s Roads Policing Group, said: “If you were on the A165, near Filey, at the time of the collision I urge to come forward and contact the police straight away as you may have vital information that could help this investigation.”

Anyone who can help to progress this enquiry should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Mark Hutchings. Alternatively, information can be emailed to