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Two women die in Woodhead Pass car crash in icy conditions

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Two people have died in a car crash during the weekend’s icy weather.

The two women, 20 and 22, were in a white Fiat 500 which collided with a blue Mini Cooper on the A628 Woodhead Pass in Barnsley.

One of the women was driving the car.

A third woman, a passenger, was seriously injured.

In the Mini, a male driver and female passenger received minor injuries.

South Yorkshire police said a number of witnesses stopped at the scene of the collision, which happened at around 1.30pm on Saturday.

They appealed for anyone who has not yet spoken to them to do so, particularly anyone with dash-cam footage or who saw the two cars before they collided.

The crash happened as much of the northern UK struggled with Storm Deirdre which brought snow, ice, freezing rain and travel disruption.

South Yorkshire Police had posted on Twitter that they were “dealing with multiple collisions across South Yorkshire tonight due to the weather, and it isn’t getting any better”.

“There are icy roads, lots of surface water, plus wind and heavy rain.”

The A628 Woodhead Pass – the main route from South Yorkshire to Greater Manchester – was closed temporarily after the collision.

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