Lorry driver dies after crash on the A19
A lorry driver died in the crash on the A19 in North Yorkshire yesterday (Wednesday).
Emergency services, including ambulance, air ambulance, the fire service and the police, were called to the southbound carriageway – about one mile past the Osmotherley turn-off – at 10.30am yesterday (Wednesday).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Despite the efforts to save the driver’s life, he sadly died at the scene at 11.27am.
“The man’s family are being contacted about the tragic incident.
“The stretch of road remained closed until 7.40pm while collision investigators examined the scene and to allow the heavy goods vehicle to be safely recovered.”
National Highways teams managed the diversions and cleared debris from the road.
Witnesses to the collision and motorists with dash-cam footage are urged to come forward to assist the investigation.
“We particularly need to hear from anyone who recalls seeing the heavy goods vehicle prior to the incident,” the spokesperson said.
If you can help, please make a report via the North Yorkshire Police website or by emailing the Major Collision Investigation Unit at [email protected].
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230019357 when providing details.