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Man dies following collision near Harrogate

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The driver of a Lamborghini involved in a collision near Harrogate on the Friday before Christmas has sadly died.

Paul Cooper, aged 34, from Otley, West Yorkshire, was taken to hospital following the collision on Friday 21 December but died in the early hours Saturday 29 December 2018. Paul had two young children.

Paul’s wife Jess has issued the following tribute to him:

“Paul was a fantastic daddy and husband who was greatly loved by everyone around him. No words will ever convey how much he will be missed.”

Officers continue to appeal for information, witnesses and dash-cam footage of the collision that happened at around 9.35am on Friday 21 December 2018 at Pot Bank, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate.

It involved the Lamborghini Huracan driven by Paul and a white Kia Rio. Officers would also like to speak to anyone who was driving in this area who may have seen the vehicles prior to the collision as this could assist with their investigation.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police and ask for TC1470 Brett or email Gemma.Brett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or TS1170 Halloway or email Hamish.halloway@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 12180236660.

Last modified: December 31, 2018