TWO people were taken to hospital and a man was arrested after a crash involving a lorry and a van on the A1 this morning.

It happened at about 2.15am today on the northbound carriageway between junctions 47 (Allerton Park) and 48 (Boroughbridge), and involved a white van and an HGV.

Of the three occupants of the van, one man was seriously injured and another man suffered minor injuries.

Both have been taken to hospital.

The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was arrested in connection with the crash and remains in custody at this time.

The HGV driver was not injured.

The road was closed until about 8.30am this morning while emergency services worked at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or the vehicles involved prior to it, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or email, quoting reference 12200085067.