A PEDESTRIAN killed in a collision in Heckmondwike this morning has been named by police as 71-year-old Liversedge man Phillip Carlton. 

West Yorkshire Police are now appealing for witnesses. The Major Collision, Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who saw, or has dashcam footage of the incident, which took place near to Fulton Foods in the Market Place in Heckmondwike just before 8.30am.

A police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 8.31am by the ambulance service to attend the incident in which a white Volvo lorry had been in collision with a man in his 70s.

"Despite medical attention the male, a Mr Phillip Carlton, 71, from Liversedge, was confirmed to have died at the scene.

"Road closures were put in place and drivers are urged to avoid the area."

DS Alison Webb, of the Major Collision, Enquiry Team, said: “We are conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of this collision which has sadly resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

“I would ask anyone who saw the collision, the white Volvo lorry or the man just prior to the collision, or who has any dashcam footage of what took place to contact MCET on 101 referencing police log 329 of 30th September.

“We would urge drivers to bear with us and avoid the area if possible while our enquiries are ongoing at the scene.”