A woman who died after being hit by a car on a major road in North Yorkshire has been named.

Stacey Sadie Bedford died from her injuries after being struck by the vehicle on the A1 southbound at Leeming Bar on Wednesday, December 13.

An inquest opened yesterday (Thursday, January 11) into the death of the 34-year-old from Leyburn.

Senior coroner for York and North Yorkshire Jon Heath gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

Mr Heath adjourned the hearing to a later date.

A member of the public stopped to provide first aid and emergency services rushed to the scene, but they were unable to save Ms Bedford.

Police were called to the scene at about 11.15pm on Wednesday, December 13, and the road remained closed until 8am the following morning.

Sergeant Paul Cording of North Yorkshire Police said at the time: "Such desperately sad news following a collision on the A1M last night and my thoughts are with the family and friends of the lady who has died along with all those affected by this tragic incident.”