A teenager from Diggle was killed in a moorland crash above Holmfirth.
The 17-year-old youth was one of three people in a VW Polo which was involved in Sunday afternoon’s pile-up on the A635 Greenfield Road. The car ended up in a drainage ditch at the roadside.
Police have now made a fresh appeal for witnesses to the crash which police today said involved four vehicles and revealed that a teenager has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
They detained an 18-year-old woman driving a Fiat 500 and she was later released on bail pending further enquiries.
The name of the victim has not yet been released.
Two others are still detained in hospital.
West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Enquiry Team are heading the investigation and want to speak to anyone who saw or has information about the four-vehicle crash which happened at 4.44pm
A black VW Polo, a blue Fiat 500, a white Toyota Hiace and a black Audi A3 were all involved in the collision. The Polo, Fiat 500 and the Toyota Hiace were all heading from Oldham towards Holmfirth, while the Audi was travelling in the opposite direction.
It is believed the incident occurred after the Polo was in collision with the Audi while overtaking.
A 17-year-old male passenger in the Polo, who is from the Diggle area, sadly died as a result of the collision. A 56-year-old Oldham man in the Toyota was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and remains in a “serious but stable” condition.
He was freed by firefighters from Slaithwaite and Huddersfield who joined a major rescue operation.
The 17-year-old female driver of the Polo is also detained at the LGI for injuries which are serious but not believed to be life threatening.
A 36-year-old Rotherham man who was driving the Audi received serious but not life threatening injuries and was treated at Leeds General Infirmary.
The A635 was closed for much of the evening while recovery and investigation work was carried out.
Sgt Carl Quinn said: “Enquires are ongoing into what has clearly been a very serious multi-vehicle collision which has resulted in the death of a 17-year-old male.
“We would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles in the moments before this collision.
“Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.”