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*Updated: Police appeal following fatal Addingham collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Addingham on Thursday morning, 18 February.

Update from WYP - 22 February:

Police are in a position to release the names of the two people who died in a fatal road traffic collision on A65, Addingham Wharfdale Road, Ilkley on Thursday 18th February.

Mr Oliver Knott, 21 from Ilkley, died when his Black Ford Fiesta was in collision with a Lorry carrying livestock, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Dr Maisie Ryan, 27 from Leeds died after the Lorry struck her Grey Fiat 500, following the collision with Mr Knott’s vehicle.

The driver of the Lorry remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and Police are appealing for witnesses, DashCam or phone footage of the incident, to come forward.

Anyone who is able to assist is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 or use the live chat facility at quoting log number 284 of 18 February.

Thursday 18th February:

"Emergency services were called at 8:10am 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 20s and a woman in her 20s 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."


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