The A67 is closed in both directions due to an accident investigation work between Airport Road and Urlay Nook Road. The road is closed between the Airport roundabout and the railway bridge as police work to reconstruct an accident.
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The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.
71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.
The victim, a Leeds woman aged in her fifties, was walking her animal along Bootham in York on Friday evening at around 8pm.