Tragedy as boy, 17, killed after car hits wall near Harrogate

A teenage boy has died after a car he was a passenger in crashed into a wall in Nidderdale near Harrogate.

At around 6.50pm on Tuesday, September 12, a grey Peugeot 107 crashed into a wall on Brimham Rocks Road. A 17-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene.

His family have since been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers. There were three other people in the car who were left with minor injuries.

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The driver is also cooperating with the police investigation. After the crash, the road was closed for a number of hours as the investigation took place.

North Yorkshire Police said: “North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal collision which occurred in Nidderdale.

“It happened on Brimham Rocks Road at 6.50pm on Tuesday 12 September 2023 and involved a grey Peugeot 107 which collided with a wall. Tragically, a 17-year-old boy, a passenger in the 107 died at the scene of the collision. The boy’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“Three other occupants were left with minor injuries and the driver is helping the police with their enquiries.” Police are also urging anyone who saw the crash or the car involved before the crash took place to come forward.

They believe the car left Fulford in York at 11am on the same day before travelling to Brimham Rocks through Kirk Hammerton, Green Hammerton and Knaresborough. Police are particularly interested in anyone with dashcam footage of the car before the crash. If you do have any information you can email the police here or call 101 and ask for Nicola Peters.

You can use incident number 12230173187 when getting in touch.

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