Victims named following fatal collision near Ripon
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Update issued 3pm 5 September 2023
We are now able to confirm the identities of the woman and two children who tragically died in a collision on the A61 near Ripon on Sunday 3 September 2023.
They are Daria Bartienieva, 35, her son, Ihor Bartieniev, aged 6, and Daria’s step-daughter, Anastasiia Bartienieva aged 15.
All three were from Ukraine and living in Ripon, North Yorkshire, at the time of the collision.
Our thoughts are with their family members in the UK and Ukraine at this time.
Appeal issued 9.58am 4 September 2023
Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal collision near South Stainley in the Ripon area in which a woman and two children died.
It happened at around 2.20pm on Sunday 3 September on the A61 between South Stainley and Ripley.
The collision involved a silver Vauxhall Meriva, a blue Toyota Aygo and a double-decker bus.
The Vauxhall and Toyota were travelling south towards Ripley and the bus was travelling in the opposite direction.
Sadly, all three occupants of the Vauxhall Meriva, a woman in her 30s, a teenage girl and a six-year-old boy, died following the collision. Their next of kin have been informed and are receiving specialist support.
The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with leg injuries, some of the bus passengers sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital, and the two people in the Toyota were not injured.
Officers are appealing to anyone who saw any of the vehicles prior to the collision or witnessed the collision to get in touch if they have not already spoken to officers.
They are also appealing to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles travelling along the A61 prior to the collision or of the collision itself, to get in touch.
If you can help the investigation, please email [email protected] or call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information for incident 12230166439
The road was closed to allow all emergency services to attend to the collision and for investigators to examine the scene. It reopened at around 11.30pm.