Man and woman in their 20s both killed in horror crash between lorry and two cars

Two young people have been killed in a crash after a livestock lorry ploughed into two cars.

The victims, a man and woman both aged in their 20s, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the smash near the village of Addingham, West Yorkshire.

Emergency services remained at the site of the double tragedy on the A65 into Thursday afternoon.

Pictures from the scene showed the huge truck lying on its side following the morning’s collision.

The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital with significant injuries, reports Yorkshire Live.

The road between Ilkley and Skipton was closed for several hours as crash teams worked at the scene.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ilkley this morning.

“Emergency services were called at 8.10am (February 18) to reports of a serious road traffic collision on the A65 Addingham, Wharfedale Road, Ilkley.

“Road closures have been in place since this morning in the area which officers continue with their enquiries and will remain in place for the next couple of hours.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who was in the area at the time and has any dashcam footage or any further information is being asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 284 of February 18.