Pensioner killed by truck in Leeds

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An investigation has been launched after an elderly woman was killed in a collision in Leeds.

The incident took place on an unnamed road off Main Street in Garforth, leading down to Halliday Road, at 2.20pm on Wednesday 23 January.

A Mercedes Drop side truck had reversed out of the junction onto Main Street, where it was in collision with a 71-year-old female pedestrian.

The 34-year-old male driver of the drop side truck was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has been interviewed and released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Alison Webb of the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “Officers from the Major Collision Enquiry Team are continuing to investigate this incident which has resulted in the death of 71-year-old woman.

“We appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw the Mercedes truck prior to the collision to contact police.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the collision with dash cam footage.”

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