Two people have been killed crossing the A64

The bus stop on the A64 close to the junction with Welburn. Photograph © Google Street View
24 Jun 2017 @ 12.25 pm
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A man and a woman were killed as they crossed the A64 last night.

It happened at Welburn near Malton at around 10.55pm on Friday (June 23).

Police say the two people killed were a man and woman aged in their 50s from the local area.

They are believed to have been crossing the road from north to south at a bus stop near the junction to Welburn when the collision occurred with a small white SUV that was travelling east towards Scarborough.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Driver and passenger unhurt

The driver of the SUV, a man aged in his 50s from the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire, and his wife in the passenger seat, were uninjured.

The incident led to the closure of the A64 in both directions until 3.35am on Saturday to allow a full investigation of the scene. Local diversions were put in place by the Highways Agency.

Police enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

It is the second such tragedy in six weeks. Dave Tinker, 50, and Julie Gough, 52, died after being in collision with a black Renault minibus while crossing the A64 at Crambeck near Malton just before midnight on May 13.

Witnesses to the latest incident, or anyone who recalls seeing the man and woman or the small white SUV prior to the incident, are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email the Major Collision Investigation Team here
Quote reference number 12170110217