The families of two teenage boys who died in a collision on the A61 at Busby Stoop on the evening of Wednesday 7 March 2018, have paid tribute to them as police continue to appeal for information.
North Yorkshire Police have formally confirmed their names as George Thomas Turner, 17, from Sowerby, and Mason Pearson, also 17, from Thirsk.
George and Mason, who were rear seat passengers in a VW Bora involved in the collision, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Another two passengers in the VW Bora, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, remain in hospital in a critical condition.
The driver of the VW Bora, a 22-year-old local man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail whilst enquiries continue.
Officers are continuing to appeal for information about the collision, which also involved a black Ford Focus and resulted in seven people, including two children, being taken to hospital.
A 27-year-old man, a three-year-old girl and a six-month old boy, who were inside the Ford Focus, were discharged from hospital following treatment.
A 24-year-old woman, also a passenger in the Ford Focus, is receiving treatment in hospital for what are considered as none life-threatening injuries.