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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a head-on crash that killed three people in Yorkshire.

The M606 was closed for nearly 12 hours following a head-on collision between a Ford Transit van, which was driving the wrong way down the carriageway, and a taxi.

Two men, aged 28 and 49, who were in the taxi were pronounced dead at the scene, while an 18-year-old passenger in the van died in hospital this morning (June 14).

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Another passenger in the van, a 17-year-old boy, is in the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, but remains in the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

West Yorkshire Police said the M606 at Bradford was closed in both directions due to the serious collision which occurred around 10:45pm on June 13.

The van failed to stop for one of the force’s highway patrol units and then drove the wrong way down the southbound carriageway from the Chain Bar roundabout towards Bradford when it was involved in the accident.

The force has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

IOPC Regional Director Thea Walton said: “This was a tragic incident resulting in the deaths of three people. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

“We understand that this will have caused considerable concern in the community and I would like to assure people that there will be a full and independent investigation to understand exactly what happened.

“We will be contacting families as soon as possible to explain our role and how our investigations will progress.”

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This notice was published: 2022-06-14 12:55:18

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