Tributes paid to A19 accident victim Anne Moore

York Press: The scene on the A19 The scene on the A19

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman knocked over and killed on a busy North Yorkshire road.

Police said the victim was hit by a grey Ford estate car on the A19 near Barlby and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed more than five hours for accident investigations.

The victim has been named locally as 72-year-old Anne Moore, from Barlby. It is thought she had been walking her dog near the A19 when the accident happened at around 4.30pm on Friday.

Mrs Moore had recently retired from work as a sales assistant at Wetherell’s department store in Selby.

The store’s owner, Mark Wetherell paid tribute to his former employee. He said: “Anne worked with us for 24 years, and only retired a couple of months ago. She will be sadly missed. We are a big family here, and Anne was very much a part of that.

“Anne joined us in 1989. She was an honest, hard-working and loyal employee, and we send our deepest sympathies to her family.”

County councillor Brian Marshall represents Barlby on North Yorkshire County Council and lives very close to the Moore family.

He is calling for speed limits on the stretch of road between the A63 and A163 junctions, where Mrs Moore was killed, to prevent more tragedies.

“We have got the new roundabout at the junction of the A63 and the A19 but now I am campaigning for the speed limit on that road to be brought down to 40mph. It is a dangerous stretch of road.”

The accident comes less than five months after a man was killed in a collision close by on the A19. A Selby man in his 60s was a passenger in a car with collided with one other car, at the junction of the A163 and the A19 on August 4. He was airlifted to hospital Leeds General Infirmary but died later that afternoon.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw Friday’s crash and are appealing for witnesses to contact them by phoning 101 and quoting reference 12130220022

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