Update: Police renew appeal over fatal Halifax crash

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Police are still seeking information over the road traffic accident on Friday night at Ovenden Road which claimed two lives.

Sergeant Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Investigation Unit, said: “VW Golf GTI driver Benjamin Brearcliffe, 20, and front sear passenger Michael Hudson, 19, were both tragically killed in the collision when their vehicle left the carriageway and collided with a lamppost on Ovenden Road around 10 pm.

“A 19-year-old male, who was a rear seat passenger, was treated in hospital for a serious but not-life threatening foot injury.

“The red coloured Golf GTI car had been witnessed travelling with a red Vauxhall Astra VXR around Halifax town centre before the collision and we are keen to trace the earlier movements of both vehicles.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”