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Pedestrian dies in Whitby collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed near Whitby.

The pedestrian, a 35-year-old local man, was hit by a black Ford Focus on the A171 Scarborough to Whitby road yesterday at around 5.40pm .

He is believed to have been crossing the road near the entrance to the Flask Inn and Fylingdales Service Station when the collision occurred. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to Scarborough Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Focus was travelling north in the direction of Whitby and was being driven by a 34-year-old man from Redcar, who was uninjured in the incident.

The road was closed for around six-and-a-half hours while officers conducted a detailed examination of the scene.