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Woman and two children killed in car crash were from same Ukrainian family living in Yorkshire

Three members of a Ukrainian family living in North Yorkshire have died in a crash, police have said.

Daria Bartienieva, 35, her six-year-old son Ihor Bartienieva, and 15-year-old stepdaughter Anastasiia Bartienieva were killed in a collision involving two cars and a double-decker bus on the A61 near Ripon.

Ms Bartienieva and the two children, who were all living in Ripon, were travelling together in a silver Vauxhall Meriva when it was in a crash with a bus and a blue Toyota Aygo.

The bus driver was taken to hospital with leg injuries. Some of the bus passengers suffered minor injuries and also went to hospital, while the two people in the Toyota were unhurt.

The incident happened between South Stainley and Ripley at about 2.20pm on Sunday.

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The two cars were travelling south towards Ripley and the bus was going in the opposite direction.

North Yorkshire Police said the road was closed for emergency services and investigators to attend the scene until 11.30pm.

The Ukrainian family's loved ones have been informed and are receiving specialist support.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw any of the vehicles before the collision or witnessed the crash to get in touch if they have not already spoken to police.

They are also appealing to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles travelling along the A61 prior to the collision, or of the incident itself, to contact them.