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Witnesses and dash-cam footage sought following fatal collision at Busby Stoop near Thirsk

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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.

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 on Wednesday 7 March 2018 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, sadly died at the scene. A further five people and two children have been taken to hospital.

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 MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please quote reference number 12180039673 when providing details about this incident.

The stretch of road remained closed to traffic to allow emergency services to attend to the casualties and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at approx. 4.45am on Thursday 8 March.

We are not in a position to name the deceased at this stage.

Last modified: March 8, 2018