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Fatal crash on A170

Fatal crash on A170

9:39am 5th November 2010

Pedestrian dies in Wykeham collision

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Wykeham are appealing for witnesses to help with their enquiries.

At around 7.15pm on Thursday 4 November 2010, a pedestrian died after she was involved in a collision with a green Land Rover Defender, just west of Wykeham village on the A170 Pickering to Scarborough road.

The pedestrian, a 38-year-old local woman, suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by the vehicle, which was travelling in an eastbound direction towards Scarborough, as she crossed the road.

She was taken to Scarborough District Hospital were she later died from her injuries.

The driver of the Land Rover, a 40-year-old man from Scarborough, was uninjured in the collision.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the pedestrian in the area prior to the incident.

The A170 was closed at Wykeham for approximately three-and-a-half hours while officers conducted a thorough examination of the scene.

Traffic was diverted through Ruston and the road was reopened at around 11pm.

Anyone with any information that could help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact Traffic Constable Richard Hammond, of Scarborough Road Policing Group, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12100190856.

*We are not yet in a position to release the identity of the deceased

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