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M62 crash

Investigations are on-going after a crash between a lorry and a minibus on the M62 near Pontefract left one woman dead and 21 others injured.

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Hospital put on major alert after M62 minibus crash

Emergency services at M62 minibus crash Credit: Pritpal Singh

Karl Milner, the executive director of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, tweeted: "[Leeds General Infirmary] major trauma centre put on alert following pile up on M62 near Castleford".

Motorists have been advised to use the M18 or M1 instead. The carriageway is not expected to reopen until 6pm tonight.

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