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Man killed in fatal A66 collision


10:26am 4th January 2011

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A66 at Gilling West.

The collision, involving a green Peugeot 306, travelling on the westbound carriageway, and a HGV, occurred at the junction with Gilling Bank - known locally as the Melsonby crossroads, at around 5.15pm on Monday 3 January 2011.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 20-year-old local man suffered serious injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed until around 1am on Tuesday 4 January 2010 as police conducted their investigations into the incident.

Traffic Constable Tony Leonard, of Richmond Road Policing Group, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the police with any information that could help the investigation.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and any information could be vital to our enquiries.”

Anyone with information that could help the police with their investigations is urged to contact TC Tony Leonard, of Richmond Road Policing Group, on 0845 60 60 24 7.

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