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Pontefract crash: Woman killed and four injured in head-on collision

Castle Syke Hill Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash took place on the A628 Castle Syke Hill, Pontefract, near the junction with Sandy Gate Lane

A woman has died and a man is in a critical condition after a head-on crash in West Yorkshire.

A Honda Civic and a Toyota Prius taxi crashed on the A628 Castle Syke Hill, Pontefract, at 21:30 BST on Friday.

The woman, 69, who was in the back of the taxi, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old Honda driver, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, was seriously injured, police said.

A 70-year-old man who was in the front passenger seat of the taxi is in a critical condition in hospital, with the 45-year-old male taxi driver also seriously injured.

A 16-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Honda was also seriously hurt.

West Yorkshire Police appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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