A MAN and woman have been killed after a lorry carrying livestock crashed into two cars today.
The truck ploughed into the vehicles on the A65 near the village of Addingham, West Yorkshire this morning.
A man and a woman in their 20s where killed when a lorry ploughed into two cars near Addingham, West YorkshireCredit: Ben Lack
Emergency services were scrambled to the crash on the A65, but the man and woman were pronounced dead at the sceneCredit: Ben Lack
A man and a woman in their 20s were pronounced dead at the scene of the horror crash, which happened around 8am.
They were the drivers of the two cars hit by the lorry, West Yorkshire Police confirmed.
The lorry driver was rushed to hospital with significant injuries following the tragedy.
Shocking photos showed the huge lorry laying on its side after the crash, which led to the road being closed.
A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 8.10 this morning (18 February) to reports of a serious road traffic collision on A65 Addingham, Ilkley.
“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.”
Around 20 emergency services vehicles and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene of the crash after being called around 8.10am.
A South Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We dispatched our Hazardous Area Response Team, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a doctor, three ambulances, two clinical supervisors and a manager to the scene.
“One patient was conveyed to hospital.”
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who has dashcam footage to contact them.
Pictures showed the shocking aftermath of the crashCredit: Ben Lack
The road was closed following this morning’s fatal smashCredit: Ben Lack