Shelf accident: Flowers at scene of crash in Calderdale village last night which left teenager dead, another fighting for his life and four more hurt
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A 19-year-old man died when the car he was driving hit a wall on Brow Lane in Shelf shortly before 11.17pm.
Another young man who was also in the car – aged 18 – was rushed to hospital where police say he is fighting for his life.
Four more people in the car were also hurt.
Flowers have begun to be laid at the scene by loved ones of the young man who died.
The Courier reported earlier today how a white Seat Ibiza was travelling down Brow Lane, towards Low Bentley, when it hit a wall.
The 19-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 18-year-old man was taken to hospital in a critical condition which police say is “thought to be life-threatening”.
The four others were also taken to hospital. Police have described their injuries as “not believed to be life-threatening”.
The road was sealed off this morning while investigations were carried out.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was driving in the area at the time of the crash or lives near Halifax Road and Brow Lane to check their dashcam or CCTV for any footage that might help the police investigation.
Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the white Seat Ibiza on Halifax Road or being driven in the area before the accident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101LiveChat function on West Yorkshire Police’s website or by calling 101, quoting reference 13230584662.