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Further investigations in Monday's fatal A64 collision


12:31pm 28th January 2011

Further investigations into a fatal crash on the A64 involving a 12 year old boy from West Heslerton.

Police are tracing a motorist on the westbound carriageway who was immediately behind a Ford Transit van.

Officers believe they may be unaware of the seriousness of the collision and how important they are to this enquiry.

12 year old Alexander Bradley, a student from Norton College, was killed when he tried to cross the road to his school bus stop.

The incident happen at 7.40am on Monday 24th January 2011.

Traffic sergeant John Clayton, who is leading the investigation following the collision said:

“The person I need to speak to is the driver of the vehicle that was travelling west bound immediately behind a Ford Transit van. It is entirely possible that they may be unaware of the seriousness of the collision and how important they are to this enquiry.

“I urge them to come forward as soon as possible.

“I would also like to thank all of those people who have already come forward.”

If you can assist this enquiry please contact TS John Clayton on 0845 60 60 24 7.


Alex’s mum and dad said:

“Alex was the most wonderful son, brother and grandson. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.

“Alex’s family would like to commend the emergency services for their relentless efforts to save Alex.”

The family ask that their privacy be respected at this time.

Phil Loftus, Head Teacher of Norton College, where Alex was a pupil, said:

“As a school, we are mourning the loss of someone so young and full of life. Alex was a very popular pupil and friend to many. 

“Since he arrived in year 7, it was clear that Alex was a very bright and able pupil. He settled quickly and made friends easily. He was popular with his classmates and well liked.

“He often displayed maturity beyond his years and was always helpful. He engaged totally with all aspects of school life, academically and practically. Before the start of the school day he was often found helping out on the school farm and wanting to take part in sporting activities.

“Alex will be sorely missed by his friends, classmates and teachers at Norton College.

“Everyone at Norton College is devastated and we all wish to convey our deepest sympathy to Alex's family.”

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