POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two people died in a crash at Addingham this morning.

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the A65 Wharfedale Road.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ilkley this morning.

"Emergency services were called at 8.10am (18 February) to reports of a serious road traffic collision on the A65 Addingham, Wharfedale Road, Ilkley.

"There was a collision between a lorry, which was carrying livestock, and two other vehicles.

"The drivers of both of the cars involved, a man in his 20’s and a woman in her 20’s were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital with significant injuries and remains in hospital.

"Road closures have been in place since this morning in the area which officers continue with their enquiries and will remain in place for the next couple of hours.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision or who was in the area at this time and has any dashcam footage or any further information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 284 of 18 February."