Police name victims of fatal A61 crash near Ripon
Sep 5, 2023

The victims of a fatal crash on the A61 near Ripon have been named by police.

Daria Bartienieva, 35, her son, Ihor Bartienieva, aged 6, and Daria’s step-daughter, Anastasiia Bartienieva, 15, died after a three-vehicle crash that involved a double decker bus on Ripon Road near South Stainley at 2.20pm on Sunday (September 3).

It was the second fatal collision on the road between Ripon and Harrogate on consecutive weekends.

A North Yorkshire Police statement this afternoon added:

“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.”

Holy Trinity Church in Ripon was open this afternoon for people to say prayers and light candles for the victims of the crash.

The church said in a post online:

“A space has been created where people can sit quietly, light a candle and write in a condolence book.

“There will be someone available to pray with you if you would like this.

“If you do come please keep quiet at this sensitive time.”

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