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Newlyweds and guests killed in Scampston crash

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Image caption The head-on crash took place on the A64 between Malton and Scarborough

A newlywed couple and two wedding guests died when a lorry and a car crashed head-on in North Yorkshire.

The newlyweds, who have not been formally identified, had just married when the Suzuki Ignis they were in and an HGV collided on Friday on the A64.

Joy and Derek Green also died at the scene between Malton and Scarborough at Scampston, according to their daughter who has posted a Facebook tribute.

The 26-year-old driver of the lorry was uninjured.

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Melanie Ann Green said in the tribute: "Yesterday was the worst day of my life.

"I know a great many people loved my parents, they were amazing, wonderful, weird people, they opened their hearts to the entire world. They were my world."

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Image caption Melanie Ann Green said: "I know a great many people loved my parents"

Ms Green named the newlyweds as her "Uncle Paul and his partner Sue".

She said the two couples were returning from the wedding in Leeds.

She has asked people "to respect our grief and our privacy".

Traffic Sgt Paul Cording, of North Yorkshire Police, said people at the scene had been confronted by "the carnage of a very serious road traffic collision".

Officers said those killed were from Scarborough and Leeds.

The road was closed in both directions to allow investigators to examine the scene, with it reopening early on Saturday.

Witnesses have been asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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