Police Investigating B1248 Crash Near Norton Search for Truck Driver
4:09pm 3rd December 2013
Police a crash which killed three people near Wharram le Street have released more details of a truck seen moments before the collision.
It happened at around 5.40am on Wednesday 27 November on the B1248 between Wetwang and Wharram le Street, when a black Ford Focus collided with a white Citroen van.
Three people travelling in the Focus, including a mum and her teenage son, died at the scene. Officers still can't release their names. Two men who were passengers in the Focus were seriously injured. They are still in Hull Royal Infirmary in a stable condition.
The driver, who was the only person in the Citroen was taken to York District Hospital and has since been discharged.
Officers believe that the Ford Focus had tried to overtake what police now believe is a large truck, possibly 7.5 tonne, in blue or grey which was travelling towards Wharram le Street at around 5.40am.
It is possible that the driver of the truck is not aware a collision had occurred.
Traffic Sergeant Andy Fraser who is leading the investigation, said: “It’s important that we trace the driver of this vehicle as their information could be vital to our investigation. If you were driving a truck between the Fimber roundabout and Norton between 5.30am and 6.15am on Wednesday morning, please contact the police as a matter of urgency.
The truck driver and any other witnesses who have not yet come forward are asked to call North Yorkshire police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Ian Barratt.
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