Woman dies after car hits tree — police appeal for witnesses who saw vehicle on route from Catterick Village

Police are appealing for information after a woman died in a collision this morning.

Around 2.15am on Friday a white Audi RS3 travelling along the B6265 between Ripon and Risplith left the road and hit a tree near to Grantley Hall.

No other vehicles were involved.

One of the passengers, a 20-year-old woman, sadly died at the scene and the driver, and other passengers, were taken to hospital.

One passenger remains in hospital and the others have been discharged.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man, has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen the Audi RS3 at any time between 11pm and 2.15am, travelling from Catterick Village towards Risplith.

If you have any information which could assist with this investigation please contact mark.mullins@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or call 101, choose option 2 and ask for Mark Mullins or the Major Collision Investigation Team.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12190223386