UPDATE...Two men and woman killed in tragic crash

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More information has been released regarding the tragic early morning collision on Wednesday morning, which killed three factory workers.

Police have revealed that two men and a woman were killed in the smash, which involved a Ford Focus and a white Citroen van travelling along the B1248 between Wetwang and Malton.

Officers say that the five people driving in the Ford were from the East Yorkshire area, and were travelling to start a dawn shift at the Malton bacon factory.

The two other men travelling in the Focus, both aged in their 30s, were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The Citroen van was travelling in the opposite direction and the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 48-year-old man has been taken to York District Hospital with serious injuries.

The road was closed to allow recovery of the casualties, to enable collision investigators to examine the scene and recover the vehicles. The road reopened at around 4.35pm.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We are not yet in a position to confirm the identities of the deceased.”

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling along the B1248 between Wetwang and Malton at around 6am on November 27 and saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision or witnessed the actual crash, to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 0052 of 27 November.