Two dead following road crash

Police closed off the road following the collision between Fridaythorpe and Fimber in which two people died

Police closed off the road following the collision between Fridaythorpe and Fimber in which two people died

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were killed in a two-car collision near Fimber.

The collision, between a Vauxhall and a Range Rover, happened on the B1251 between Fimber and Fridaythorpe at around 11.50am on Monday July 13.

Police closed the road in both directions while the Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended. But police say the air ambulance was not needed in the end.

The deceased are said to be a 70-year-old male driver and 65-year-old female passenger who were travelling in the Vauxhall, a silver Meriva model.

The couple are both said to be from the Leeds area.

The driver of the grey Range Rover, a 76-year-old Fimber man, and a woman travelling in the front passenger seat, each escaped without serious injuries in the collision.

However they were still each taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment and assessment.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said: “The road was closed to allow investigations to take place and reopened at 7.30pm.

The Air Ambulance was in attendance but not required.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or either of the vehicles in the area prior to the crash, is asked to call 101, quoting log number 201 of July 13.”

Firefighters were also called to the collision which is believed to have happened on the Fridaythorpe side of Fimber village.