North Yorkshire death crash man named

First published in York Press: Photograph of the Author by

A 25-YEAR-OLD man killed in a North Yorkshire collision has been named.

Ernst Mathias Kirchhoff, from Saarbruecken in Germany, died when he was involved in the crash on the A658 near Kirkby Overblow on January 28.

He was a passenger in a German registered Ford C-Max, which collided with a Toyota Amazon 4 X 4 travelling in the opposite direction towards Buttersyke Bar, towing a trailer loaded with scaffolding.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned on January 31.

The driver of the Ford, a 49-year-old Polish man, was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with serious injuries. Both men were working in the UK for a German company.

The driver of the Toyota, a 24-year-old man from the Menston area, was taken to Harrogate District Hospital where he was detained overnight with minor injuries.

The road was closed for six hours while emergency services dealt with the collision.


Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree