Man dies after being struck by lorry while crossing the A64

The A64 looking towards the Hopgrove Roundabout. Photograph © Google Street View
2 Jan 2019 @ 6.05 pm
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A man died after being struck by a lorry while trying to cross the A64 east of York.

North Yorkshire Police is investigating the fatal collision involving a man and a heavy goods vehicle at around 7am today (Wednesday 2 January).

The incident occurred on the east-bound carriage of the A64, between the Grimston Bar and Hopgrove roundabouts.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • It is believed the man had been crossing the road on foot when the collision occurred.

    The deceased is from York and aged in his late 50s. His family have been informed and are being supported by the police while the investigation continues.

A road closure and diversion was put in place Highways Agency while the emergency services worked at the scene. The road re-opened just after midday.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash-cam footage at the time of the incident, are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Emma Drummond or the Major Collision Investigation Team.

Please quote reference number 12190000655 when providing details.