Three killed, two hurt in East Yorkshire crash

Police tape near scene of crash
Image caption The road was closed for some hours while police carried out an investigation

Three people have died and two others are in hospital with serious injuries after a car crash in East Yorkshire.

The crash, which involved two vehicles, happened on the A614 at East Cowick, near Goole, at about 13:30 BST.

Two patients were airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with "life-threatening" injuries, police said.

The road was closed for a number of hours while a detailed investigation was carried out.

It took about seven hours to remove all the wreckage from the area.

Humberside Police said both drivers were confirmed dead at the scene, along with a front seat passenger from one of the vehicles.

A spokeswoman for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said two air ambulances, three land ambulances and two rapid response vehicles were sent.

She said a doctor and a team leader were sent to the scene along with paramedics and a full hazardous area response team was also mobilised.

The crash happened on part of the A614 which crosses a double bridge over the Aire and Calder Navigation canal and Dutch River, which run parallel to each other across the flat farmland.

Insp John Lawson, Humberside Police, said: "Police are requesting that any witnesses to the collision or that had travelled over the bridge at the time of the collision contact Humberside Police."

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