Two teenagers killed in crash near Thirsk

Two teenagers have been killed in a crash near Thirsk overnight.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage after two people died in a collision on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott near Thirsk.

It happened at around 9.25pm last night and involved three vehicles – a black Ford Focus, a black Vauxhall Corsa and a green Volkswagen Bora that were believed to be travelling from Thirsk to Busby Stoop.

Two boys, believed to be 17 years-old, died at the scene.

A further five people and two children have been taken to hospital.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesmwoman said: “Police enquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist the investigation.

“In particular, anyone who witnessed the collision or who was travelling in the area at the time with dashboard cameras in operation prior to the collision is urged to contact them.If you can help, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team or email”

Quote reference number 12180039673 when providing details about this incident.