Car crash family tragedy

A 14 year old boy and his father have been killed. His nine year-old sister and his mother are critically injured. A 70 year old woman was also killed in the crash at East Cowick, near Goole,

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Tributes to car crash family

Friends of a teenage boy killed with his father in a horrifying collision in East Yorkshire have been paying tribute. Ethan Sarkar and his dad Derek died in the head-on crash near Goole at which also killed a seventy year old woman from York. Lisa Adlam reports

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BREAKING: East Cowick crash victims named

Three people who died in a crash in East Cowick have been named. The 70-year-old woman driving the Volvo was Sheila Stavert-Lee of Wigginton near York. The driver of the Golf was Derek John Sarkar from Birmingham and his son who was the front seat passenger was 14-year-old Ethan Sarkar.

The two cars were involved in a head-on collision yesterday lunchtime. It appears the Volvo crossed onto the wrong side of the carriageway into the path of the Golf. The rear seat passengers from the Golf - Mr Sarkar's 43-year-oldwife and nine-year-old daughter, remain in hospital.

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BREAKING: More details released on East Cowick crash

Police have released more details following a head on collision in East Cowick which claimed the lives of three people. A woman driving a Volvo car, aged 70 and from York died at the scene. A 46-year-old man and his 14-year-old son travelling in a Volkswagen Golf, also died.

His wife, aged 43 and the couple's nine-year-old daughter who were also travelling in the Golf are fighting for life in hospital. The family is from the West Midlands area. Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses. More to follow.


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UPDATE: Further details released by police

Insp John Lawson, of Humberside Police, confirmed the collision happened on the Aire and Calder bridge, over the canal. He said the two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene along with a front seat passenger from one of the vehicles.

"Police are requesting that any witnesses to the collision or that had travelled over the bridge at the time of the collision to contact Humberside Police.

– Inspector John Lawson - Humberside Police

The officer said the force will not be releasing any further information until tomorrow.

Goole crash: Witness account

One woman who works in the Bay Horse pub in East Cowick saw emergency vehicles racing towards the scene following the crash that killed three people near Goole.

I was aware there had been a crash. I saw two police cars fly past my house and then saw the helicopter. At that point I realised that it looked very serious. By the time I got there in my car the helicopter and police cars were blocking the road.

– Accident witness
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