Two boys , believed to be 17, have died and seven people, including two children have been injured in a multi-car crash at Thirsk.
The accident happened around 9.25pm on Wednesday on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott near Thirsk.
North Yorkshire police said that two boys, believed to be 17, died at the scene.
Five other people, including two children, were taken to hospital.
The crash involved three vehicles – a black Ford Focus, a black Vauxhall Corsa and a green Volkswagen Bora.
Officers are appealing for witnesses and in particular want to hear from any motorists with dash cams who were on the road in the area prior to the crash.
They are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team or email [email protected].
The road remains closed while the crash is investigated.