Two boys have died and seven people, including two children, have been injured in a multi-car crash in North Yorkshire

The accident happened on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott near Thirsk at about 9.25pm on Wednesday.

North Yorkshire police said that two boys, believed to be 17, died at the scene.

Five adults and two children were also 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.

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