Three people have died and two others have suffered life threatening injuries after a crash near Goole in East Yorkshire.
Humberside Police were called to the A614, close to the village of East Cowick, near Goole, East Yorkshire, at about 1.35pm on Saturday. A spokesman confirmed the accident had resulted in three deaths and two other serious injuries but could give few other details.
Insp John Lawson, of Humberside Police, confirmed the crash happened on the Aire and Calder bridge, over the canal. He said the two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene along with a front seat passenger from one of the vehicles.
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The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said that two patients had been airlifted by helicopter to Leeds General Infirmary, but more details of their injuries could not be confirmed.
A spokeswoman said two air ambulances, three land ambulances and two rapid response vehicles were sent out to the scene. She said a doctor, a team leader, paramedics and a full hazardous area response team were also sent.
One woman who works in the Bay Horse pub in East Cowick saw emergency vehicles racing towards the scene.
Recovery vehicles removed the wreckage. Lorries and cranes were used to lift the two cars from the bridge.