NEWS UPDATE: Man died after being hit by van

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A MAN in his forties has died after being hit by a van outside of a Moorthorpe supermarket.

West Yorkshire Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident outside of Barnsley Road Asda at around 1.25pm today (Thursday).

Barnsley Road remains closed between Little Lane and Cambridge Street while officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team investigate.

The van driver is helping police with enquiries.

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