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Fatal crash couple from York celebrated diamond wedding the day before their deaths

Dennis and Doreen Green

North Yorkshire Police have identified a couple who died after a crash in Gate Helmsley near York as Dennis Green, 81 and Doreen Green 80, from Strensall in the city.

The Green family have paid tribute to the pair.

"Dennis and Doreen were treasured and much loved parents, grandparents and great grandparents and very much the fixed point at the heart of our large family, which extends to siblings and nieces and nephews. We will all miss them more than words can say.****

"Despite their age, they had a very active social life, they loved sequence dancing and were out at least four times a week. They enjoyed several holidays a year, with Dennis often planning the next one before they'd even unpacked from the last!

"Having lived in Strensall for over 50 years, they were well known and respected in the village and their loss will be keenly felt both there and amongst their wide circle of friends.

"They had celebrated 60 years of marriage the day before the tragic accident, and a family party had been planned for the weekend.

"Their loss will leave a huge empty space at the head of our close family, but we will draw strength from each other and from the happy memories we all have of them. They had a wonderful and happy marriage and we draw some small comfort from the fact that they are still together."

Fatal car crash in Lincolnshire

Crash scene near Sibsey in Lincolnshire Credit: Kate Hemingway

Emergency services were called to the A16 between Sibsey and Stickney at 12.50pm yesterday after a red Ford Focus was involved in a collision with an HGV.

The driver of the Focus, believed to be a 74 year-old man from Boston, died at the scene.

A 52 year-old man who was driving the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains at Spalding custody being interviewed.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 1522 558855.

The road was eventually reopened at 10pm.

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Appeal for witnesses after Cusworth car crash

At around 3.30am yesterday (Monday) a red Toyota Aygo driven by a 19-year-old man was travelling along Back Lane, Cusworth, towards Cusworth village. It is believed a white Fiat 500, driven by a 24-year-old man, was travelling along the same road towards Sprotbrough and leading to a head-on crash.

An 18-year-old woman, a passenger in the Toyota Aygo, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary with serious injuries including fractured ribs, a broken leg, and suspected head and pelvic injuries. The Toyota Aygo driver was not injured.

The driver of the Fiat 500, from Scawthorpe, was arrested on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit, dangerous driving, taking without the owner’s consent, failing to stop, and driving while disqualified.

Anyone with info should phone 101 quoting incident no. 192 of 1 April 2013.

Woman with serious injuries after crash near Leeds

A woman suffered serious injuries after her car hit a bus and then a shop on the A64 near Leeds.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "At around 1.50 today we were called to a crash on the A64.

"A woman's car had come off the road after hitting a bus, then a shop window.

"She was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but they are not thought to be life-threatening.

"Nobody else was injured."

At least two seriously injured after crash on A1M

The A1M northbound is closed between Junction 36 & 37 after a multi-vehicle traffic collision earlier this morning.

Police received calls around 6am regarding a minor collision between a car and a lorry. At 6.15am, there was another collision in the same area, this time involving a car and three lorries. Two people have been seriously injured from the 2nd collision with emergency services at the scene.

The A1M is closed between J36 & J37 northbound with diversions via J38. The southbound carriageway is open. The motorway is expected to be closed for several hours so motorists travelling through the area should allow extra time for their journeys.

Man dies in Gunby crash

A 28-year-old man has died following a car crash on Station Road, Gunby near Spilsby. It happened yesterday morning when a grey Seat Leon left the road and collided with a tree.

Police were called to the scene at around 8.30am, though say it could have happened 'a considerable time' before they were alerted.

Anyone who witnessed the accident, or who may have driven past the crashed car after it happened, is asked to call Lincolnshire Police via the non emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 92 of February

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Serious crash at Kirby Overblow

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious collision on the A658 near Kirby Overblow in the Harrogate area.

The road has been closed in both directions.

Diversions are in place at the A61 roundabout and the Kirkby Overblow turnoff.

Road ambulance and the air ambulance are at the scene.

More information to follow

Nineteen year old injured in crash

A car crash in Rotherham has left a nineteen year old woman with a fractured pelvis and suspected fracture to the lower back. The woman, from Swinton, Rotherham was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital following the accident at 11.24pm on Thursday.

A blue Peugeot 106 was being driven by a seventeen year old, also from Swinton. He is believed to have lost control at the Scrooby Lane junction of the A6123 Mangham Road, Parkgate. He mounted the kerb, travelled acros the pavement, over a grass verge and came to a stop in a 'small water course'.

A second nineteen year old passenger was also injured. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about it is being urged to contact South Yorkshire Police.

Woman left fighting for life after crash

A woman is fighting for life after being involved in a crash in South Yorkshire. The 58-year-old suffered a bleed on the brain after hitting another car on Rotherway in Rotherham on Friday.

The man driving the other vehicle was not hurt. Officers want to hear from the man who stopped at the scene to help, but left saying he had to go to hospital.

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