Three people including two children have died in a crash involving two cars and a bus near Ripon.
It happened at around 2.20pm yesterday (Sunday) on the A61 between South Stainley and Ripley.
The collision involved a silver Vauxhall Meriva, a blue Toyota Aygo and a double-decker bus.
Ripon A61 crash location
The Vauxhall and Toyota were travelling south towards Ripley and the bus was travelling in the opposite direction.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Sadly, all three occupants of the Vauxhall Meriva, a woman in her 30s, a teenage girl and a six-year-old boy, died following the collision.
“Their next of kin have been informed and are receiving specialist support.
“The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with leg injuries, some of the bus passengers sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital, and the two people in the Toyota were not injured.
“Officers are appealing to anyone who saw any of the vehicles prior to the collision or witnessed the collision to get in touch if they have not already spoken to officers.
“They are also appealing to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles travelling along the A61 prior to the collision or of the collision itself, to get in touch.”
The road was closed to allow all emergency services to attend to the collision and for investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at around 11.30pm.
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