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Halifax car crash: Mother killed, six men arrested

Flowers at scene of crash
Image caption Flowers were left at the scene of the crash in Halifax

Six men have been arrested after a car crash left a woman dead and her two children and partner seriously injured.

The family's Vauxhall Astra was in collision with a Seat Leon on Boothtown Road in Halifax on Sunday afternoon.

The 25-year-old woman from Halifax died at the scene. The male driver, aged 26, a seven-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy were all seriously injured.

Four men in the Seat and two from another car were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The men who were in the Seat are aged 19, 20, 21 and 27 and all from Bradford. The other two men, who are believed to have been in a Mercedes, are aged 23 and 22.

Det Ch Insp Scott Wood, of West Yorkshire Police's homicide and major enquiry team, said: "This was a young family going about their daily business, but have suffered the ultimate tragedy.

"Two young children have been left without a mum."

Police said the condition of the two children was thought to be improving.

They want to speak to the driver of a blue X-registered Mercedes 230 CLK that was seen driving with the Seat Leon immediately before the incident.

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