Police name two of the three killed in Thornton crash

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Two people killed in an accident in Thornton on Monday night have been named.

The driver of the black Mitsubishi Evo vehicle was Jonathan Adam Ruthven, 27, from Denholme. The rear seat passenger was 19-year-old Jade Best who also came from Denholme.

The family of the 32-year-old male, who was the front seat passenger in the vehicle, have yet to inform all family members and have asked the media not to report his name.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward and are asking that anyone seeing the black Mitsubishi driving along Thornton Road or in the nearby area prior to the collision calls West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team via: 101