TWO people have died following a crash on the A59 in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services were called to the A59 in Broughton, near Skipton, at around 9.40pm on Friday, January 24, following reports of a two-vehicle collision.

The collision involved a silver Mercedes Vito van and a white Nissan Juke.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed that the two occupants of the Nissan Juke, a man and woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman from the Mercedes van was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the van has been arrested and remains in custody.

The force added: "We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision, or were on the A59 at the time and may have dashcam footage, to contact North Yorkshire Police."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.