POLICE have confirmed that the collision on the A658 Harrogate Road in Apperley Bridge this morning was a fatal one.

They say a woman in her 30s died when her Vauxhall Astra was in collision with a parked Ford Focus.

They are appealing for information following the incident at about 5.40am today.

The police statement said: "A black Vauxhall Astra travelling away from Bradford was in collision with a Ford Focus, which was parked on the road close to the junction with Parkin Lane.

"The sole occupant of the Astra, a woman in her thirties, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Road closures remain in place on Harrogate Road today and motorists are advised to find an alternative route.

"The collision is being investigated by the Major Collision Enquiry Team (MCET), who are appealing for witnesses. They would also like to hear from anyone who saw the movements of the Astra beforehand and anyone who may have dashcam footage which may assist the investigation.

"MCET can be contacted on 101.

"The incident reference is 13200312582."