A MAN has died in a crash on the Yorkshire Coast near Scarborough.

North Yorkshire Police said two cars collided at 9.25am yesterday on the A165 near Cayton Bay, between the Cayton Bay roundabout and the turn off for Lebberston.

"A red Suzuki Ignis, which was travelling south towards Bridlington and a white Kia Sportage, which was towing a caravan, travelling north towards Scarborough, collided," said a spokesperson.

"Sadly, the driver of the Suzuki Ignis, a 62-year-old man from Nottinghamshire, died at the scene.

"A 55-year-old female passenger, also from Nottinghamshire, was taken to Hull Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

"The driver of the Kia, a 59-year-old man from Whitby, was uninjured. A female passenger travelling in the Kia was taken to Scarborough Hospital with chest injuries."

The road closed to allow the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit to conduct a thorough examination of the scene but it reopened at 4.10pm.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling along the road, who witnessed the collision or either vehicle prior to it, to contact the force, and would particularly like to hear from anyone who may have captured dash-cam footage of the incident.

Anyone with information should phone 101, select option 1 and pass the information over to the Force Control Room, quoting reference 12190089893 or email MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk