Woman dies in road crash

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A woman has died following an horrific road traffic collision in the Stairfoot area of Barnsley.

The 35-year old local woman suffered fatal head injuries after being trapped underneath a vehicle shortly after 9am this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

It is understood that a red and white Scania goods vehicle stopped on Grange Lane towards the Stairfoot roundabout to allow a black vehicle to emerge from Doncaster Road.

The pedestrian walked down Doncaster Road and crossed Grange Lane in front of the goods vehicle, heading towards the Black Bull public house. The collision occurred after the goods vehicle set off, and the woman became trapped underneath it on the carriageway.

She died at the scene.

Anyone who saw the collision take place is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 246 of Thursday 27 June.