ONE driver was killed and at least seven other people were injured after two coaches collided today in icy conditions.
The vehicles collided on the B1248 near Driffield, East Yorkshire, Humberside Police said.
The driver of one of the coaches was killed in the accident which happened shortly before 5am today, a spokesman for Jim Bell Travel, which ran the coach, said.
The spokesman said the coach had been taking about 30 Czech migrant workers from Hull to the Malton Bacon Factory in East Yorkshire.
Coach directors said today:
"We are devastated at the loss of a valued employee who was well liked among all his colleagues.
"Humberside Police and Department of Transport vehicle examiners are carrying out a full investigation into this tragedy and we will be co-operating fully."
They said the driver, who has not been named, had four children.
Passengers were trapped in both vehicles, though injuries were mainly linked to the Jim Bell coach.
Accident investigators said black ice on the road may have contributed to the crash.