Crash minibus was heading to Liverpool

One woman has died after a minibus heading for a hen party in Liverpool crashed on M62 in Yorkshire.

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M62 crash minibus heading to Liverpool hen party

One fatality after crash on the M62 motorway near Pontefract.

Speaking at the scene of the crash, Chief Inspector Mark Bownass, head of West Yorkshire Police's roads policing unit, said emergency services were called to a report of a collision between a large goods vehicle and a minibus from South Elmsall, near Pontefract.

"We believe the minibus at this time was heading to a hen party in Liverpool," he said.

"Sadly within this accident there has been one fatality."

He said one woman had died and other casualties had been taken to numerous local hospitals.