A woman has died after a collision on the A1M in North Yorkshire.
As we reported overnight, the motorway was closed for nearly nine hours after the incident, reported at around 11.15pm yesterday (Wednesday).
It happened on the southbound carriageway near Leeming.
The woman, aged in her 30s and from the Leyburn area, was a passenger in a car that had parked on the hard shoulder of the on-slip.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “She 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.
“Police are appealing to any motorists who witnessed the collision but have not yet contacted or spoken to the police to get in touch.
“Officers are also appealing to anyone who saw a parked vehicle on the southbound on-slip from Leeming Bar to the A1M, or a person in the carriageway prior to the collision, to get in touch, including anyone with dashcam footage.”
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Both carriageways were closed to allow the emergency services to treat the woman, to allow the air ambulance to land and for collision investigators to examine the scene and recover the vehicles involved.
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