A MAN has died after the car he was driving overturned near the A19 in North Yorkshire.

The man was killed after the Audi he was driving overturned on the A172 slip road to Stokesley at about 7.30pm. He was aged in his 50s and is from the Cleveland area.

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road has been closed while collision investigators examined the scene. A diversion has been put in place in place at the junction with the A684 at Osmotherley.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.