A North Yorkshire woman who died after being struck by a car on the motorway has been named at the opening of an inquest into her death today (Thursday)
Stacey Bedford, from Leyburn, died on 13 December two days before her 35th birthday.
The incident happened on the A1M southbound near junction 51, Leeming Bar.
At the time, a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said Ms Bedford “was hit by another vehicle after walking into the live carriageway.
“Despite the efforts of members of the public who stopped to provide first aid, and the emergency services, she sadly died at the scene.”
At the inquest opening today, Jon Heath, the senior coroner for York and North Yorkshire, said: “Stacey Bedford was seen to run towards the motorway, was hit by a car and died at the scene.”
He said the provisional cause of death was multiple injuries. She was identified by her partner.
After the fatal collision, reported at 11.15pm, the motorway was closed for nine hours to allow emergency services to attend to Ms Bedford and then carry out an investigation.
Roads policing officer Sergeant Paul Cording posted on X: “Such desperately sad news following a collision on the A1M last night. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the lady who has died along with all those affected by this tragic incident.”
Mr Heath adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.