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Car Driver Killed in Collision With Parked HGV in Lay-By On A168


6:46am 8th December 2014

Fatal collision between a car and heavy good vehicle in a lay-by on the north-bound carriageway of A168 between Dishforth and Thirsk.

It happened at around 10.30am Sunday 7 December 2014 and involved a dark blue Mercedes A-class car which collided with the rear of a green and white HGV which was parked in the lay-by near the Asenby turn-off.

The driver of the Mercedes, a man aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lorry driver, a man aged in his 30s, was uninjured.

Both lanes of the north-bound carriageway of the A168 were closed at the time.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing the dark blue Mercedes A-class car prior to the incident, are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Chris Garbutt or Graham Waller. Or email

Please quote reference NYP-07122014-0181 when providing information about this incident.

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