York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire man dies after being hit by lorry

An 86-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a lorry on the A19 near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police said the incident took place near the York turn-off at 20:40 BST on Monday.

Police said the victim, described as local, was walking on the carriageway when he was struck by a heavy goods vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and police are appealing for witnesses.

PC Steven Wood said: "I understand that at the time of the collision a car was overtaking the orange lorry.

"Although they were not involved in the collision it is possible that the driver may have vital information that could help the investigation. I ask them to contact the police as soon as possible."

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