The A64 hss now reopened following a serious accident.

As we reported earlier two people were seriously injured in a midnight crash that closed a major North Yorkshire road for more than 10 miles.

A silver Jaguar and blue Ford Focus collided head-on at the bottom of the hill near Huttons Ambo on the A64 west of Malton.


One of the drivers, a man in his thirties, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

The A64 was closed from just north of York to the Malton by-pass.

The crash happened minutes before midnight.

Firefighters from Malton and Pickering had to cut both drivers out of their vehicles.

A spokesperson for Malton Fire Service said: "At 12.03am both fire engines from Malton along with Malton’s Incident Support Unit and colleagues from Pickering Fire Station, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and North Yorkshire Police, attended a 2 vehicle RTC on the A64 near High Hutton.

"Two persons (one from each car) had to be cut free by crews. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance also attended and transported one casualty to Hull Royal Infirmary and the other was taken to hospital via road ambulance.

"The A64 from the Malton bypass to High Hutton will remain closed for investigations."

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision or either vehicle before the crash.