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Soldiers on a training exercise heard a car crash in which three teenagers were critically injured and immediately went over to give first aid. The soldiers, from Catterick Garrison, were at Bellerby Camp, near to where the accident happened.
The driver and his passengers, all 17 years old, are in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Two soldiers who died in a car crash in North Yorkshire have been named.
Mark McKeen, who had served in Afghanistan, and Codie Richardson, who was from Stockton, died when their car hit a tree in Catterick.
Tributes have been paid to both soldiers while police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Frances Read reports.
Then names of two soldiers klilled when their car hit a tree have been releasded by North Yokrshire Police.
They were Mark McKeen, 23, who was from Northern Ireland, who was driving the car - and Codie Richardson, who was 20.
She was from from Stockton-on-Tees.
Trooper Mark McKeen was a well rounded individual and a first class soldier; his loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him. He was a popular and engaging member of the Regiment. He served with great courage and dedication on two difficult and dangerous tours of Afghanistan.
“His untimely loss is a terrible tragedy but his memory will always be cherished by The Royal Dragoon Guards and those of us fortunate enough to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
“Private Codie Richardson had only been with the Regiment for five months, but had made a very positive impression on both her Squadron and the Catering Department. Outgoing, keen and personable, she was always willing to take on new challenges.
“She embraced being in a Cavalry Regiment and seized the opportunity to take up horse riding. She was also a very caring, considerate person and always put the needs of others first. Our deepest sympathies are with her family and friends at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed by the Regiment.”
Investigations are continuing into the cause of an accident in North Yorkshire in which two soldiers died. The car in which the man and woman were travelling hit a tree near Catterick Garrison on Saturday.
Friends and fellow soldiers have been laying flowers at the spot where two of their colleagues were killed in a road accident.
The two soldiers from Catterick Garrison - a 23 year old man and a 20 year old woman - died when their car left the road and hit a tree near the town's Golf Club. Police have appealed for witnesses who may have seen what caused the black Seat car to veer off Leyburn Road just after 8.00 last night.
This report from Katie Oakes:
A man and a woman, both serving in the Army, have been killed after a car crashed into a tree.
It happened at around 8pm yesterday (Saturday) on Leyburn Road in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 20-year-old woman died later at Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Both were serving Army personnel based locally.
Nepalese families who live in our region will be celebrating Christmas this year with a little help from the community in North Yorkshire.
Former Gurkhas who are now living in Catterick have been getting a crash course in Christmas.
In Nepal they celebrate Diwali, and for some this is the first time they've heard of Santa or Rudolph.
Watch Frances Read's report here.
Ten year old Jonty Willis-McKendry who was missing from Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire has been found safe and well
North Yorkshire police say Jonty turned up at a farm house in the Hudswell area, a couple of miles north of Catterick Garrison, at 7.35pm.
The owners recognised him from the appeal and contacted the police.
Jonty had last been seen at Carnagill Primary school at 11.50 a.m. on Tuesday.