Woman in stationary car dies in lorry collision

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A woman was killed and four men seriously injured when an articulated lorry crashed into a stationary BMW car early yesterday.

The car, with five people inside, had stopped on the carriageway of the A64 near Ganton village between Malton and Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Police said the lorry was travelling in the same direction towards Scarborough. The woman, who was a passenger, died at the scene. Four men in the car were taken to Scarborough Hospital with serious injuries, said to be not life-threatening. All five were from the Shipley area of West Yorkshire, officers said.

The driver of the HGV, also from West Yorkshire, was not injured. Police shut the road and appealed for witnesses to the crash, which happened at about 3.30am.

No further details of the dead woman or occupants of the car were being released.