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.
The brother of M62 crash victim Bethany Jones has paid a touching tribute to the 18-year-old.
A vigil has been held for the victims of the M62 crash in West Yorkshire, including 18-year-old Bethany Jones, who died at the scene.
The family of 18-year-old Bethany Jones have paid tribute to the "fun and bubbly girl" who died following a crash on the M62 on Friday.