Three people killed in head-on crash on way to work are named

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THREE people, including a mother and son, killed in a horror smash as they made their way to work in North Yorkshire have been named by police.

The head-on collision between a Ford Focus and a Citroën van killed three Poles who were travelling to work at a bacon factory.

Konrad Bartczak, aged 18, from Hull, a front seat passenger in the Ford Focus, his mother, Iwona Bartczak, aged 40, from Hull, who was driving the Ford Focus and Rysard Orlowski, aged 47, also from Hull, a rear seat passenger, were all killed in the crash.

An inquest into the accident, which happened at the end of November, has been opened and adjourned.

Two other people were also injured in the crash which happened between Wetwang and Norton.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said yesterday: “The 30-year-old man who was a passenger in the Ford Focus and taken Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, remains in hospital and is recovering.

“The 37-year-old man who was also passenger in the Ford Focus and seriously injured, has since been discharged from Hull Royal Infirmary.”

The crash happened at around 5.40am on Wednesday, November 27, on the B1248 between Wetwang and Norton, on the border of East and North Yorkshire, when a black Ford Focus collided with a white Citroen van. The three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

The victims worked for the Karro Food Group, in Malton.

Charles Pascall, HR director of the Karro Food Group, earlier spoke of the company’s shock saying: “Our thoughts go out to their families at this awful time and we are offering support to those families and to the colleagues of those who died.”