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M62 hen party crash: 'Incredible' public response

Bethany Jones
Image caption Bethany Jones, 18, died at the scene of the crash

The public response to a crash on the M62 which killed a woman on her way to a hen party has been "incredible", West Yorkshire Police have said.

Bethany Jones, 18, from South Elmsall, near Wakefield, died when the minibus she was in and a lorry collided on the M62 on 26 April.

Police have thanked motorists for "the overwhelming response we've had to our appeals for witnesses".

The lorry driver, a man from St Helens, remains on police bail.

Miss Jones was one of 21 people in a minibus heading to Liverpool when it was involved in the crash near Castleford.

The male driver of the minibus and 11 women remain in hospital, but police said they were all "on the road to recovery".

Sgt Garry Alderson said: "We are now working to contact and take statements from the many people who have contacted us.

"The public response to this tragic incident has been quite incredible and I know many, including officers investigating the case, have been touched by the goodwill shown."

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