An 18-year-old man killed in a crash in Batley last night was the passenger in a stolen car, police have revealed.

The teenager was the front seat passenger in a black Nissan Micra which crashed into a tree on Victoria Avenue, Batley last night.

Sergeant Carl Quinn, from West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Investigation Unit, said police were called to the incident at 9.55pm.

He added: "The front seat passenger, who is an 18-year-old man from the Batley area, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The scene of the accident on Victoria Avenue
The scene of the accident on Victoria Avenue
 

"The male driver (21) and an 18-year-old male, who was also a passenger, were taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries but these are not considered to be life threatening.

"No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the collision and we are appealing for any witnesses to the manner in which the Nissan Micra was being driven prior to the collision.’’

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The Nissan Micra had previously been reported stolen from the Batley area on September 9.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Investigation Unit via 101 and quoting crime reference number 13140458596.

Shortly after the fatal crash a woman was badly hurt when she was struck by a car on a zebra crossing.

She suffered serious injuries when she was carried for several yards down the road on the bonnet of the car.

Police said the car had swerved on to the wrong side of the road as a vehicle in front stopped suddenly at the crossing in Purwell Lane, Batley, shortly after 10pm last night.

A pedestrian crossing on Purwell Lane, Batley
A pedestrian crossing on Purwell Lane, Batley
 

The injured woman was taken to Pinderfields Hospital with serious multiple injuries.

The two incidents are unconnected.