York & North Yorkshire

One killed in car and lorry crash on A1237 in York

A man has died in a two-vehicle collision on a major road in York.

The crash happened on the A1237 York outer ring road near the B1224 Wetherby Road roundabout at 20:15 BST on Tuesday.

North Yorkshire Police said a blue Vauxhall car heading towards the B1224 and a heavy goods lorry travelling in the opposite direction had collided.

The male car driver, believed to be 40 years old, was confirmed dead at the scene.

The lorry driver, a 59-year-old male from Doncaster, was being treated for minor injuries at York District Hospital.

The road was closed for about eight hours as a result of the crash.

Police have appealed for witnesses. They are searching for a woman who is believed to have been driving directly behind one of the vehicles but left the scene shortly after the accident happened.

Officers believe she may have vital information that could help with their investigation.

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