A MAN and a woman killed in a collision on an icy road near Market Weighton in East Yorkshire have been named.

The pair have been named as 22-year-old Liam Christopher Normington and 20-year-old Rebecca Olwyn Robinson, both from Hull.

The crash happened on the A1079 between Market Weighton and Beverley at about 2.20pm on Sunday.

North Yorkshire Police has issued an appeal on behalf of Humberside officers asking for witnesses to the tragedy to come forward.

A police spokesman said: “They were in a silver-coloured Citroen C2, travelling eastbound towards Hull when the car is believed to have veered to the other side of the road causing it to collide with a silver -coloured Volkswagen Passat travelling in the opposite direction.

“The Citroen then left the road and went down a very large embankment coming to a rest on its roof.

As a result Liam and Rebecca sustained fatal injuries and sadly died in the incident.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the nature of the driving of either vehicle is asked to phone Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222.

Meanwhile, the impact of the wintry weather and sub-zero conditions led to a series of traffic accidents on North Yorkshire’s roads on Sunday.

Police said there were was a serious incident on the road from Tollerton to Huby which saw a male and female taken to York Hospital with serious injuries.

A spokesman for the force said: “The collision happened outside Burnfield Farm, about half-a-mile from Burn Hall, at around 4pm.

“It involved a silver Nissan X-Trail and a silver Vauxhall Corsa. The male diver of the X-Trail, aged in his late 60s, and female driver of the Corsa, aged in her early 20s, were taken to York District Hospital with serious, but not believed life-threatening, injuries.”

Nine other incidents resulting in minor injuries happened on Sunday and the snow was responsible for 29 damage-only collisions.

The cold snap shows little sign of loosening its grip on the region as the Met Office predicted rain, sleet and snow for the whole of eastern England, with ground temperatures expected to be below freezing early this morning.