A car and a van crashed on the A64 in York this morning.
It happened at the roundabout with the Fulford Interchange, near the Designer Outlet. The road was shut between the A19 Fulford junction and the A1079 at Grimston Bar.
Sadly police have now revealed that a man died in the collision.
Initially, the incident closed the entire road. But at 9.30am, North Yorkshire Police tweeted:
The west-bound carriageway of the A64 in York is currently closed while the emergency services deal with a serious two-vehicle collision. It occurred at around 8am today near the off-slip to the A19 at Fulford Interchange.
Please avoid the area until further notice and follow the diversions that have been put in place. The eastbound carriageway of the A64 remains open.
And the westbound carriageway finally reopened at 5pm.
Emergency services were called out at 8.07am. A person in the van was trapped and firefighters were working to rescue them.
National Highways: Yorkshire said this morning: “The A64 in North Yorkshire is closed in both directions between the A19 at Fulford and the A1079/A166 at Grimston Bar near York.
“This is due to a serious collision which will require a full investigation and extensive clear-up work before the road can be re-opened. The road is expected to be closed for several hours.
“North Yorkshire Police are leading the incident response. Yorkshire Ambulance, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and National Highways Traffic Officers are also attending the incident.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – quote reference NYP-16032022-0065
“Road users who are currently caught within the closed section of road please await instructions in due course from attending emergency services.
“They will make every effort to assist you exiting the closure as soon as as possible. We thank you for your patience until this happens and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”
Westbound (follow the route marked with a solid diamond symbol on local road signs):
- Exit the A64 at the Hopgrove Roundabout
- Take the A1237 westbound/southbound around the north side of York
- Re-join the A64 at the Askham Interchange
Road users exiting or attempting to access the A64 westbound at the A1079/A166 Gimston Bar Interchange should take the A64 northbound to join the westbound diversion at the Hopgrove Roundabout detailed above.