Update: Todmorden man killed in car accident named

Todmorden butcher Wayne Stansfield
Todmorden butcher Wayne Stansfield

Police have identified the Todmorden man who was killed when he was hit by two cars when crossing the road.

Wayne Stansfield, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene just outside the Duke of York pub on Halifax Road, Todmorden, on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for information about the incident involving the well known butcher from JT Stansfield and Sons.

Detective Sergeant Carole Greaves, from West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “The incident occurred around 9pm on Sunday night when the pedestrian was crossing the road, close to Duke of York public house, when he was struck by two vehicles - a black coloured Audi A3 and a silver coloured Toyota Yaris - that were believed to be travelling close to each other at the time.

“The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I’m appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone seeing the manner in which both vehicles, which were travelling towards Todmorden town centre, were being driven in the time prior to the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via: 101 and quoting crime reference: 131500105063.

Two local men aged 30 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving at the scene of the collision in Halifax Road and have been released on police bail.