Driver arrested in connection with M62 crash which killed Bethany Jones

Bethany Jones, who was killed when the minibus she was travelling in was involved in a crash on the M62.
Bethany Jones, who was killed when the minibus she was travelling in was involved in a crash on the M62.

A minibus driver involved in the M62 crash which killed teenager Bethany Jones and injured 12 others has been arrested.

A 62-year-old man from Bradford has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed the arrest and said the man had been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Bethany, of Bradley Carr Terrace, South Elmsall, was one of the women travelling on the minibus to a hen party in Liverpool when the vehicle collided with a lorry at junction 32 on April 26.

The 18-year-old trainee nurse died at the scene and 12 of the 21 people on the minibus, including bride-to-be Stefanie Firth, were taken to hospital.

The lorry driver, from St Helen’s, was arrested on suspicion of the same offence and released on police bail.