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Stanningley Bypass crash: Police appeal for witnesses after driver dies

Police have today confirmed that a man has died following a crash on the Stanningley Bypass in Pudsey on Saturday night.

Officers were called to reports of a collision on the Bradford-bound carriageway near to Richardshaw Lane.

Shortly before 7pm on Saturday evening (November 24) a white Skoda Yeti collided with the rear of a white DAF tipper truck that was stationary in lane one, having broken down.

The 46-year-old male driver of the Yeti, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was not in his vehicle at the time and was not injured.

The Bradford-bound carriageway was closed at the time of the incident and a diversion was put in place. The road remained closed for several hours over the weekend.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it, particularly anyone who was driving in the area and had dashcam footage showing the collision itself or either vehicle prior to it.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 1581 of November 24.


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