HGV driver arrested after man in 70s dies in North Yorkshire crash


A HGV driver has been arrested after a man in his 70s died in a crash in North Yorkshire.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 9:29 pm It happened at Aysgarth, near Leyburn, at about 12.30pm on Thursday. A pedestrian in his 70s was hit by a HGV on Church Bank.

The man suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

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Church Bank, near Leyburn (Photo: Google) Copyright: other The driver of the HGV, a 28-year-old man from Cheshire East, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Following questioning he was released under investigation. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and any information on the fatal crash. Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Julie Brown.

Alternatively, email the Major Collision Investigation Team via MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Quote reference number 12200042833.

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