AN ELDERLY woman who died after being trapped under a lorry in a horrific town centre collision on Tuesday has been named locally as Mildred Horner.

The 89-year-old woman was hit by the red tipper truck in Thirsk Road, Northallerton, as she walked past the library towards a roundabout close to the market town’s High Street, shortly before 10am.

The woman, from Northallerton, sustained serious leg injuries and after North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Northallerton crew helped with the incident she was taken to The James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where she died hours later.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the 51-year-old male driver of the lorry has been assisting police with their enquiries, but that no arrests had been made.

Officers have said they are still appealing for any witness of the incident to come forward with information.

Police closed several key routes through the county town, including the roundabout at East Road, Thirsk Road and the junction with Grammar School Lane, for several hours as road traffic accident investigators examined the scene.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue tweeted: “Northallerton crew dealing with serious road traffic collision on Thirsk Road involving a HGV.”

The force has asked for anyone who saw the woman, who was dressed in a three-quarter length purple coat, wearing a green fleece hat and was carrying a shopping bag, or the red tipper truck with Thompsons livery on the side, before the incident, to contact them.

  • Anyone with information should call 101 and ask to speak to DC1658 Kirsten Aldridge or email, quoting reference number 12170017375.