Five die, including three boys, as stolen auto hits tree in Leeds

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It is understood the crash involved a Renault Clio.

The two boys are said to be 15-years-old and those killed were two adults aged 28 and 24 as well as three children - two aged 15 and one aged 12, according to ITV.

Stonegate Road remains closed while the major collision enquiry team investigates the cause of the accident.

Stonegate Road is expected to remain closed for most of Sunday.

The families of the deceased have been informed.

Scene picture on Stonegate Road, Leeds, where five people were killed, including three children, after stolen vehicle collided with a tree last night.

Police at the scene where a stolen car crashed into a tree
Police at the scene where a stolen car crashed into a tree

"Whether they were all in the auto or whether some of [the victims] were pedestrians we can't say at this point in time", he said.

"Whether they were all in the auto or whether some of [the victims] were pedestrians we can't say at this point in time".

Police had cordoned off a quarter mile section of the tree-lined street, which is about three miles north of the city centre and lined by semi-detached houses and grass verges.

Detective Chief Inspector, the detective leading the investigated, said that it is a "tragic incident in which five young people have lost their lives".

However, the force has since said that is not yet known and some of those involved in the crash may have been pedestrians.

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