Police have named Harry John Chamberlain as the pedestrian killed on the A65.
This is an update following the fatal collision in which a pedestrian died on the A65 near Draughton, Skipton on the night of Wednesday 8 January 2014.
At around 7.09pm, police received reports from motorists that a man was found laid in the carriageway of the A65 between the two junctions which lead to Draughton. Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Harry, who is aged 47 and from Skipton, had been hit by a vehicle while laid in the road, this vehicle stopped at the scene as did a number of others, including some motorists who had to swerve to avoid the man.
At this stage it is unclear how the man came to be laid in the carriageway and investigations are ongoing to try and establish whether he stumbled into the road and fell or whether a preceding vehicle has hit the man.
Numerous witnesses have come forward to report seeing a man walking along the A65 prior to the collision and we extend our thanks to those people who have come forward, their information is extremely valuable to our investigation.
However, we still need to hear from any other motorists who were driving along the A65 in either direction at around 6.45pm to 7.10pm.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass your information to the Force Control Room.
Please quote incident number 434 of 8 January 2014.
The road was closed to allow investigators to examine the scene and reopened at around 1am today (9 January 2014)
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