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17 Year Old Girl Named As A170 Crash Victim


1:22pm 22nd April 2013

Police are renewing their appeal for information following a fatal road traffic collision near Pickering, as they release the name of the girl who died.

It occurred on the A170 near Allerston, between Pickering and Scarborough, at 8.50am on Friday 19 April 2013, involving a Ford Fiesta and a Ford Transit van.

As a result of the collision, Kirsty Findlay, who was aged 17 and from Ebberston, near Scarborough, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The inquest into her death is due to be opened and adjourned shortly.

The 19-year-old man driving the Fiesta was treated at Scarborough District Hospital before being released and the 46-year-old woman, who was the rear seat passenger, remains in James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, in a stable condition.

The 52-year-old driver of the Ford Transit remains on bail while police enquiries continue.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Wood, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: “I am asking anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward and contact the police, if they have not already done so.

“The family has requested that they be left in peace at this difficult time, while they come to terms with their tragic loss.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Gareth Gilleard. Alternatively information can be emailed to gareth.gilleard@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk, please quote reference number 12130061936.

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