Tragedy as man and woman in their 20s are killed in horror A65 lorry crash in Addingham

Two people have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the A65 in Addingham this morning after a livestock truck ploughed into two other cars. The drivers of both of the cars involved, a man and a woman, both in their 20s, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry, which was carrying livestock, was taken to hospital with significant injuries and remains in hospital.

To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . Emergency services are still at the scene of the crash that happened between the A6034 Silsden Road and Main Street. Horrifying pictures show the scale of the crash with a livestock truck lying on its side.

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The accident prompted a large scale emergency response and the road has been closed since 8.10 this morning, affecting traffic between Ilkley and Skipton.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ilkley this morning. "Emergency services were called at 8.10am (February 18) to reports of a serious road traffic collision on the A65 Addingham, Wharfedale Road, Ilkley.

The crash happened on the A65 on February 18

"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 February 18.

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