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Pedestrian dies after lorry crashes into house in Barnsley

A female pedestrian has died following an incident in which a lorry crashed into the side of a house.

Police were called to the scene on Park View in Brierley this afternoon Credit: ITV News

A woman has died following a collision in the Brierley area of Barnsley earlier this afternoon.

At around 1.40pm, a HGV, previously reported as stolen, was travelling along Common Lane, towards Grimethorpe, when an officer in a marked patrol car, travelling in the opposite direction, turned around to follow the vehicle.

The HGV then travelled on to Park View, where it was in collision with a pedestrian, a woman in her 50s.

The vehicle then hit two parked cars before colliding with a house on the road and coming to a stop.

The woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, her family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody at this time.

The man driving the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Police remain in the area, as enquiries are carried out and Park View is expected to remain closed for the evening.