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A man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital after a collision near Drax.
The man and woman were seen on the verge along the A645 near Drax village prior to the collision, which occurred on the road itself. They were struck by a vehicle at around 5.45pm.
They had been in the Huntsman pub and Drax Social Club around one hour prior to the incident.
Emergency services attended the scene and sadly the man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead. The woman, who is in her 30s, was taken to hospital, where she remains today. Her injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
A driver, a man in his 70s, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A number of witnesses have already come forward but police are urging anyone with information or footage that could help the investigation to ensure a copy is saved and to get in touch.
The police are also keen to hear from anyone who saw a Nissan X-Trail in the area at the time of the incident, or may have seen the man and woman near the road prior to the crash.
Anyone with information or footage should email the investigating officer PC 165 Nicola Peters on [email protected] or contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Nicola Peters.
Please quote reference 1223003934 when sharing information.