Teenager dead after being hit by car on A64 in North Yorkshire

A64 closure
There were long queues after the road was closed. Credit: Samuel Matthews/Twitter

A teenager has died after being hit by a car on the A64 in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police closed the road near York after the 18-year-old pedestrian was involved in a collision with a black BMW between the A659 at Tadcaster and the A1237 Askham Bryan at around 1.20am on Monday. He died at the scene.

Police said the driver of the BMW, a man in his 40s, is helping with their investigation.

The road was fully closed into Monday afternoon. The westbound side reopened at around 2pm, but the eastbound side remained closed for investigation and recovery work.

Officers have appealed for witnesses and anyone with dash-cam footage to contact them.

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