Man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after fatal A64 collision

The A64 has fully reopened after an earlier serious collision which police have now said was fatal.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:44 pm

The collision occurred just before 5am this morning, Tuesday February 4 2020, on the westbound carriageway of the A64 next to York Racecourse.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage that may help with their investigation.

A blue Nissan Juke, a blue Ford Fiesta and a white Vauxhall Viva collided with a pedestrian, a 40-year-old man from Tadcaster, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say his family have been informed.

One of the drivers, a 33-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit for drugs, and for driving while unfit through drugs.

He remains in custody at the time of publication.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicles or the pedestrian in the moments before the collision, or the collision itself, to contact them. They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have captured dash-cam footage of the incident.

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Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask to speak to PC Julie Brown of the Major Collision Investigation Team. You can also email [email protected].

Please quote reference 12200019865 when passing information.