Leeds & West Yorkshire

Two men killed after car hits lamp-post in Featherstone

Two men in their 20s have died after the car they were in left the road and hit a lamp-post in West Yorkshire.

Police said the car came off the Wakefield Road, Featherstone, on a bend at the junction with Common Side Lane, at 23:48 GMT on Friday.

Officers said the Ford Focus ST was travelling from Wakefield.

Road closures put in place around the scene while emergency services carried out investigation work have been lifted.

Sgt Ann Drury said: "Inquiries remain ongoing today into what has clearly been a significant incident on the district's roads which has sadly resulted in two fatalities.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who saw the collision itself and anyone who saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven prior to the collision."

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