TWO people were killed after a coach carrying dozens of children to an event at Primrose Valley collided with a car.

The collision happened at the Staxton Hill junction on the A64 yesterday at 9am.

The coach which was travelling down Staxton Hill, collided with the car, ploughed through a hedge, into a nearby paddock and hit a camper van parked in private property.

The momentum of the coach pushed the empty camper van some metres across the grass, coming to rest dangerously close to a nearby house.

Det Insp Geoff Carey was at the incident.

He said: "There has been a double fatality in the car. We have a number of independent witnesses that were travelling directly behind the coach as it was coming down the hill."

The party, who included members from marching band Crystalettes, were on their way to a regional competition at Primrose Valley.

About six people were injured and taken to Scarborough hospital. It is thought the coach driver was one of them.

Full report and more pictures in tomorrow's Evening News