York & North Yorkshire

Three people killed in crash on A1079 in York

The A1079
Image caption Witnesses to the crash are being asked to contact police

Three people have been killed in a crash in York.

A Peugeot 207 and a Nissan Qashqai, travelling in the opposite direction, crashed on the A1079 at about 20:20 BST on Monday, North Yorkshire Police said.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 44-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two women, aged 68 and 71, who were passengers in the back of the Nissan, were also killed.

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Police said an 80-year-old man who was driving the Nissan, and his front seat passenger, a 78-year-old woman, were taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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