Her grey Fiat Punto hit the central reservation on the westbound carriageway of the A64 between Copmanthorpe and Bilbrough, before overturning onto the verge at the roadside at 11.25pm last night.
North Yorkshire Police say the driver of the vehicle, a 38-year-old woman from the Leeds area, “suffered serious injuries in the collision and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.” No other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Officers want to trace any other motorists who were on the road at the time. A police spokesman said: “Drivers on either side of the carriageway may have seen what happened and they are urged to come forward with information.”
Anyone with information should call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Traffic Sergeant Julian Pearson or Tadcaster Roads Policing Group, or email [email protected]