Two die after car hits tree in Ilkley

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TWO people have been killed after a car crashed into a tree in the early hours of this morning.

The crash happened on Denton Road in Ben Rydding in Ilkley at around 3.30am.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A Hyundai Coupe containing three occupants collided with a tree. The vehicle was travelling in the direction of Otley.

“A 35 year-old woman and a 32 year-old year old man were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 37 year old man, sustained cuts and internal injuries. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.”

Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on the non emergency number 101.