Man dies after being hit by a lorry

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A man has died this morning (Wednesday) after being hit by a lorry in Wyke.

Police were called to Whitehall Road at around 11am to reports of a male being involved in collision with a lorry.

Officers arrived on the scene but the male, who is believed to be in his 60s, was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

The road between Chain Bar and Westfield Lane was cordoned off and closed for a number of hours before reopening at 2.45pm.

The coroner has been notified.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact Sergeant Pete Usher at Kirklees CID on 101, quoting log number 462 of 1 March.