LATEST NEWS: Police give update on bus stop crash which killed man and injured two others

A MAJOR road was closed for hours on Tuesday as police investigated a fatal collision. 

A man has been arrested after his vehicle crashed into a bus stop on Stanningley Road in Leeds yesterday - killing a man and injuring two other pedestrians.

The road is a main route connecting Armley, Leeds and Bradford.

Officers were called just before 3.15pm to reports a vehicle had been in collision with a bus stop.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "One of the pedestrians, a man, aged 62, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Two other pedestrians were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"The driver of the vehicle, a man aged 57, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drugs and remains in police custody at this time.

"The road remains closed at this time while investigation work is carried out."

The road reopened around 3.20pm on Tuesday. 

A spokesperson for First bus said: "SERVICE UPDATE - X11/X6/72 Stanningley Road/Armley Ridge Road has reopened in both directions, and services have returned to their normal routes."