UPDATE: Fourth person dies after quad bike crash near Doncaster


Four people - including two teenage girls - have died following a fatal collision between a sports car and a quad bike close to Doncaster.

The incident happened about 10 miles to the north of the town in the early hours of this morning on the A6201 between Upton and Hemsworth in West Yorkshire.

Officers were called at about 12.34am today to a report of a collision between a bronze Nissan 350z sports car and a quad bike.

It is believed the Nissan had been travelling towards Hemsworth on the A6201 when it came into contact with and was in collision with the rear of the quad bike.

Two women and a man on the quad bike were confirmed earlier today to have died at the scene as a result of the incident.

Police have now said a second man has also died.

More details have been released about those who have lost their lives.

Two females aged 18 and 16 and a 20-year-old male on the quad bike were confirmed to have died at the scene as a result of the incident.

A second 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with critical injuries to his head and body. He died earlier this morning at Leeds General Infirmary.

Two men aged 21 and 22 from the Nissan were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with the collision and remain in police custody.

DCI Richard Holmes from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who is leading the enquiry, said: “Widespread investigations are continuing into what is a significant incident on the district’s roads which has now tragically now resulted in the loss of four lives.

“Painstaking investigative work is continuing at the scene and the road itself will not be re-opened until tomorrow. The victims are from the local area and are two men aged 20 and two females aged 18 and 16. Their families are currently being supported by specially trained officers and we are not in a position to release any further details of those who have lost their lives at this time.”

He added: “We continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision and would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a unregistered quad bike driven on the roads around the Hemsworth area in the evening of 26th September 2015 and up to 00.30 on 27th September 2015.

“Similarly I would appeal for any witnesses who saw a bronze coloured Nissan 350Z driven in the Hemsworth area on the evening of 26th September 2015 and up to 00.30 on the 27th September 2015 to come forwards.

“Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on 101.”