Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision near Selby.
It occurred at 8.15pm on Monday 13 August 2012, on the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Burn.
The collision involved a green Ford Focus travelling towards Chapel Haddlesey and a white Vauxhall Astra, which had been following a white BMW, heading towards Burn.
As a result of the collision a 15-year-old girl, who was a rear seat passenger in the Astra, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old woman driving the car, a 27-year-old man and an 18-month-old baby who were also in the car were taken to York District Hospital with minor injuries.
The 30-year-old man driving the Ford Focus was taken to Pinderfields hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger, a 30-year-old man and two girls aged 4 and 5 suffered minor injuries.
Traffic Sergeant Dave Willey, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: "This is a tragic incident which has left a young girl dead and a man seriously ill in hospital.
"I urge anyone who witnessed collision or saw the manner of driving any of the vehicles prior to the incident to contact the police straight away."
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Martin Hayes.
11.50am - 14 August 2012
16 August 2012
We are now able to release the identity of the girl who died as a result of a road traffic collision which occurred at 8.15pm on Monday 13 August 2012, on the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Burn.
She was Carly Smith, aged 15 and from Selby.
The inquest was opened and adjourned today (Thursday 16 August 2012) in Selby.
The 30-year-old man who was seriously injured as a result of the collision remains in Pinderfields hospital in a critical condition.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Martin Hayes.