Tributes have been paid to a teenager killed in a M62 motorway crash involving a minibus taking a group of women to a hen party.
Bethany Jones, 18, was killed and eight women - including the bride-to-be -seriously injured when their minibus collided with a lorry on the M62, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, yesterday.
One person wrote on her Facebook page: "RIP Bethany Jones you were a great girl and I still can't get this to sink in... You will be missed so much".
Another said: "How can you take her away such an angel so much to live for".
The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail, West Yorkshire Police said.
West Yorkshire Police has confirmed the identity of a woman killed in a crash involving a minibus and a lorry on the M62 yesterday as 18-year-old Bethany Jones.
Seven of the 21 passengers who were on the way to a hen party are in a serious but stable condition and one woman remains in intensive care.
Police have said that seven of the 21 passengers that were on the minibus involved in a M62 crash yesterday are in a serious but stable condition and one person is in intensive care.
One of the women who were on a hen party was killed after the collision involving a Farmfoods lorry at junction 32 of the westbound carriageway near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
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One woman has died in a collision between a lorry and a minibus on its way to a hen party on the M62 near Pontefract, West Yorkshire Police said. The group was heading to Liverpool according to the police.
Local emergency services remarked that the crash was "the worst they had seen in a number of years". Four air ambulances were needed to take the injured to hospital.
ITV News Correspondent Damon Green reports:
A woman has died and 20 people have been injured following a crash on the M62, involving a minibus and a HGV lorry.
Emergency services have said of those 20 injured, seven are seriously injured, following the crash at junction 32 on the westbound carriageway of the M62 near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
The driver of the lorry, believed to be a local man, has been arrested in connection with the incident, West Yorkshire Police said.
The scene of the collision between a lorry and a minibus was near junction 32 on the M62, north of Pontefract and south of Castleford.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said that firefighters had remarked that the crash was "the worst they had seen in a number of years".
"The crews that arrived described to me a very difficult scene, some of them saying it was the worst they'd seen in a number of years, and some very experienced fire officers have been attending this scene.
"However, they very quickly got to work and brought in a range of equipment including cutting and lifting equipment to effect as quick a rescue as we could of those casualties who were still in the vehicle."
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.
In addition to one fatality, at least six of the people involved in the collision on the M62 today are in a serious condition in hospital, Dr David Macklin of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said.
He added that all those hurt had been removed from the scene.