HGV driver arrested after pedestrian dies at Aysgarth Falls

The incident happened on Church Bank. Photo: Google.

A HGV driver has been arrested after a pedestrian died at Aysgarth Falls yesterday.

The collision involving a HGV and a man aged in his 70s occurred on Church Bank at around 12.30pm on Thursday.

The man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed but police say they are not in a position to name him at this time.

The driver of the HGV, a 28-year-old man from Cheshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Following questioning he was released under investigation while police enquiries continue.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for Julie Brown.

Alternatively, email the Major Collision Investigation Team via MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please quote reference number 12200042833 when providing details about this incident.