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Pedestrian hit by van in Moray dies

The collision happened on the A96 Forres by-pass.

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Police are investigating the crash (Joe Giddens/PA)

Police are investigating the crash (Joe Giddens/PA)

Police are investigating the crash (Joe Giddens/PA)

A man has died after he was hit by a van in Moray.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A96 Forres by-pass near to Christies Elite Nursery at around 7.20am on Monday.

The pedestrian was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin but was pronounced dead a short a time later.

The driver of the white and green Iveco van was not injured.

Part of the A96 was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Police are appealing for information about the incident.

Road Policing Sergeant Rob Warnock said: “Our thoughts are with this man’s family at this very sad time.

“We have already spoken to a number of people in relation to this tragic incident however I would still urge anyone who either saw the van or the pedestrian prior to the collision or saw what happened to get in touch by calling the Police on 101. Please quote ref. no. PS-20190107-0456.

“The road closure will remain in place until enquiries at the scene have been carried out – I would like to thank motorists for their patience while this is done.”

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