BREAKING NEWS: Man killed after multi-vehicle collision

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died after being hit by a four cars on the outskirts of Whitby on Sunday night.

It occurred near Mickleby on the A174, at the junction with the B1266, at 8.30pm on Sunday 24 March 2013.

Police say a grey Alfa Romeo 147 car was travelling from Staithes towards Whitby when the collision happened with Darren Charles Stawman, (43) who was from Bridlington.

Mr Stawman, who was dressed in dark coloured clothing, was subsequently struck by three further vehicles, a grey Nissan X-trail, a black Peugeot 308 and a black Peugeot 407.

He suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed and diversions put in place while police to investigated the collision scene. The stretch of road re-opened at 3.35am on Monday.

An inquest into Mr Stawman’s death is due to open and adjourn at a later date.

Traffic Sergeant Hamish Halloway, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “We are doing everything we can to establish the full circumstances surrounding Mr Stawman’s tragic death. If anybody witnessed the collision then please contact the police to assist our investigation.

“I am also asking people to come forward who were in the Mickleby area, particularly near the junction of the A174 and B1266, just prior to the collision. Even the smallest piece of information could be very useful.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Des Mooney or email information to des.mooney@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk