A girl, aged just 15 years old, has died after a crash in Selby.
Seven others, including three children and a baby were hurt and taken to hospital after the smash at Chapel Haddlesey.
Two adults who were seriously injured had to be cut free from the wreckage on the A19.
North Yorkshire Police say two cars had collided at about 8:15pm on Monday.
The A19 was closed until 5am this morning (Tuesday 14th August 2012.)
North Yorkshire Police Statement
Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision near Selby.
It occurred at 8.15pm on Monday 13th August 2012, on the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Burn.
The collision involved a green Ford Focus travelling towards Chapel Haddlesey and a white Vauxhall Astra, which had been following a white BMW, heading towards Burn.
As a result of the collision a 15 year old girl, who was a rear seat passenger in the Astra, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24 year old woman driving the car, a 27 year old man and an 18 month old baby who were also in the car were taken to York District Hospital with minor injuries.
The 30 year old man driving the Ford Focus was taken to Pinderfields hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger, a 30 year old man and two girls aged 4 and 5 suffered minor injuries.
Traffic Sergeant Dave Willey, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said:
“This is a tragic incident which has left a young girl dead and a man seriously ill in hospital.
“I urge anyone who witnessed collision or saw the manner of driving any of the vehicles prior to the incident to contact the police straight away.”
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Martin Hayes.