A young man was killed in the collision which closed the A64 today (Monday).
The pedestrian, aged 18, was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning.
Now North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage to help their investigation.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The collision involved a single vehicle and a pedestrian.
“Sadly, the pedestrian, an 18-year-old man died at the scene of the collision. The man’s family have been contacted about the tragic incident and are receiving support.
“A black BMW was travelling along the eastbound carriageway of the A64 shortly before 1.20am and struck a pedestrian.
“The driver of the BMW, a man in his 40s, is helping officers with their investigation.
“Police are appealing to anyone in the area who may have seen the pedestrian, the black BMW or who has dash-cam footage to come forward.”
Anyone with any information or footage is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police – see below for numbers.
The A64 was fully closed between the A659 (Tadcaster) and the A1237 (Askham Bryan) for collision investigation work and recovery.
The westbound carriageway reopened at 2.50pm, but the eastbound remains closed.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Steve Hawkins
- Email Steve Hawkins here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12230054266