A student was on his way home with his brother after a stag night when he suffered fatal head injuries after he stepped into the path of a car during a roadside toilet break.
Oliver Appleyard, 20, a student and part-time sales assistant from Highlea Close in Yeadon, died from severe head injuries following the tragedy on the A64 next to the Red Bus Cafe layby.
An inquest into his death heard Mr Appleyard had been on a stag-do in York with his brother and a group of friends on April 14 when the tragedy happened.
The group had been drinking and their York to Leeds minibus pulled over onto a layby for a toilet break.
The inquest opening was told that most of the group had followed the signs in the area, but that Mr Appleyard had “wandered onto the carriageway for reasons unknown”.
He was struck by a vehicle at “high-speed” and suffered fatal injuries, the inquest was told.
His death was confirmed at 11.21pm.
The hearing was told that a post-mortem found Mr Appleyard’s cause of death was “skull fracture and traumatic brain injury”.
Coroner David Hinchliff said enquiries by West Yorkshire Police’s major collision inquiry team remained ongoing, however he was now able to issue a cremation order and interim death certificate.
A further inquest will be held following a more detailed report.
Floral tributes at the scene of the tragedy said: “RIP Ollie Appleyard. You’re a top lad and will be severely missed by all your friends and family.
“Today has taught me life’s too short and life is precious so be grateful for what you’ve got. Holland.”
A another message read: “Seed. My man I’ll never forget the times we had pal. Wouldn’t change them for the world.
“You will be missed and definitely not forgotten. Love C.G.”
A death notice placed by Mr Appleyard’s family in the YEP said the “very dear” son, brother, grandson and nephew’s funeral would be on Thursday at Guiseley Methodist Church.