BREAKING NEWS: Boy, 12, dies in road accident

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has died following a road accident at West Heslerton.

It occurred at just after 7.40am today just past the Stones Garage between the two bus stops on the A64. The victim was crossing the road heading towards a bus stop when he was in collision with a blue grey Renault Scenic and a white Transit van.

The victim was taken to Scarborough Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries where he died.

The A64 remains closed in both directions following the collision.