POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Bingley.

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It occurred at about 3.58pm yesterday, when a green Skoda Octavia travelling along the B6265 Bradford Road towards Bingley was in collision with a 17-year-old girl.

The girl, believed to be a Beckfoot School sixth-former, was taken to hospital, but was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later.

The incident happened near the school.

The driver, a 65-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was later released under investigation for enquiries to continue.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or what happened prior to it is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101 or by using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website. The log reference is 1106 of 12 December.

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