Two of the three people killed in a head-on crash in North Yorkshire were a mother and her teenaged son. All of the victims were Polish nationals living in Hull and working in Malton. One of their colleagues is fighting for his life.
Police have praised a driver who risked their life to rescue a man from the crash which left three people dead.
A mother and her son plus another man were killed in the collision which happened early Wednesday morning on the B1248 between Wetwang and Malton in North Yorkshire.Two men were also seriously injured.
North Yorkshire Police said a passing motorist risked his own life to help one of the injured men. They are appealing for anyone else on the road between 5.30 and 6am to contact them including a van driver who could be a vital witness.
Two of the three people who died in a crash in North Yorkshire on Wednesday were a mother and son, police have confirmed. All three of the victims were Polish nationals, living in Hull. Those who died were a woman aged 40, her 18-year-old son and a man aged 47.
The two men in their thirties who were also travelling in the Ford Focus remain in Hull Royal Infirmary. One man, aged 30, remains in a critical condition and the other, a 37-year-old man, remains in a serious condition with multiple fractures. They are also Polish and live in Hull.
The driver of the Citroen van, a 48-year-old man from Pickering who was taken to York District Hospital, has since been discharged. The crash occurred at 6.08am on the B1248 between Driffield and Malton as the Polish workers travelled to the Malton Bacon Factory to start their shift.
Investigations continue today into a fatal crash in the Yorkshire Wolds which left three people dead and three seriously injured. Two men and a woman died in the head-on-collision between a car and a van between Driffield and Malton.
They were on their way to work at a factory near Malton. Two other colleagues were also seriously injured, along with the van driver. Police say it is one of the worst accidents they have ever dealt with, and are appealing for witnesses.
Three men who died in a crash in North Yorkshire were travelling to work.
Their employer, Karro Food Group, have released a statement:
We are extremely saddened to hear about the road accident this morning, in which three of our colleagues were fatally injured. Our thoughts go out to their families at this distressing time and we are offering support to those families and to the colleagues of those who died.