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Police Appeal After A64 Fatal Collision

Witnesses and motorists with relevant dashcam footage are urged to come forward after a fatal collision on the A64 yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal collision on the A64 near Hopgrove on the outskirts of York.

It happened at around 3.05pm on Tuesday (5 December 2023) at the junction with Towthorpe Moor Lane and Common Lane.

The collision involved a blue Mazda 2 car that was travelling on Common Lane towards the A64, and a blue DAF horse box heading westbound on A64 from Malton towards York.

Sadly, the driver of the Mazda, a local man aged in his late 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene and the front seat passenger, a local woman aged in her 70s, was transported to Hull Royal Infirmary in a critical condition.

The driver of the DAF horse box, a woman aged in her fifties from the Leeds area, has minor injuries.

Two horses in the vehicle had to be treated by a vet for minor injuries.

The stretch of road reopened just before 9pm following the police collision investigation at the scene, the safe recovery of both vehicles and debris cleared from the highway.  

Anyone who witnessed the collision or motorists with relevant dashcam footage are urged to come forward to assist the investigation.

If you can help, email Ben.Prosser-Waite@northyorkshire.police.uk or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, option 2, and ask Ben Prosser-Waite. Please quote reference number 12230230786 when providing details.

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