Man dies after collision with lorry on A19

A man has died following a collision with a lorry on the A19.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 4:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 6:25 pm
The southbound carriageway of the A19 was closed for more than four hours following the fatal collision on Tuesday morning.

The tragedy took place on the southbound carriageway between the A1689 Hartlepool-Wolviston turn-off and the A1027 Billingham-Norton junction at around 10.50am on Tuesday.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “Police were called to a report of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A19 southbound between the A689 and Billingham Bottoms A1027 this morning at 10.50am.

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“As a result of the collision, the male pedestrian sadly died.

“Officers are working to identify the man and no further information can be provided at this time.

“Anyone who has dashcam footage or any motorists who saw the pedestrian prior to the collision is asked to contact PC Andy Lawson, from Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, via 101, quoting event 120452.”