HGV driver sought in B1248 crash probe

York Press: HGV driver sought in B1248 crash probe HGV driver sought in B1248 crash probe

POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a crash in North Yorkshire which killed three people, including a woman and her son.

Two men and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene after a Ford Focus travelling towards the Malton bacon factory crashed head-on into a Citroen van on the brow of a hill on the B1248 between Wetwang and Norton.

Officers investigating the fatal collision said yesterday they believed the Ford Focus, in which the crash victims were travelling, had attempted to overtake a large truck, possibly 7.5 tonne, in blue or grey which was travelling towards Wharram le Street at about 5.40am on Wednesday, November 27.

Police said the woman was 40 years old, and the men were 47 and 18. Two men who were passengers in the Focus suffered serious injuries and remained in Hull Royal Infirmary in a stable condition.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Fraser said: “It’s important that we trace the driver of (the lorry) as their information could be vital to our investigation. If you were driving a truck between the Fimber roundabout and Norton between 5.30am and 6.15am on Wednesday morning, please contact the police as a matter of urgency.”

The driver and sole occupant of the Citroen was taken to York Hospital and has since been discharged.

Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101 or email ian.barratt@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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