AN APPEAL for witnesses has been made after a man died in a single vehicle crash near Bolton Abbey yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police are seeking witnesses following the incident on the B6160 road at around 12.50pm on January 1.

The vehicle involved was a silver Toyota MR2 with a distinctive maroon coloured soft top and was travelling towards Bolton Abbey from the direction of Barden.

The driver, a man in his 50s, from Nelson, died at the scene.

Emergency services attended, including from North Yorkshire ambulance and fire and rescue services and the road was closed until 7pm to allow a full investigation to take place.

Anyone who was travelling in the area at the time or who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 12200000350.

Details can also be emailed to or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.