A LORRY driver said his "heart goes out to" the woman and young children who were killed when their motorhome smashed into an HGV.
A 44-year-old woman, travelling in a grey RV alongside a nine-year-old girl and five-year-old boy, tragically died in the horror smash on the A64 on Tuesday.
All three couldn't be saved and were tragically declared dead at the scene in Flaxton, North Yorks.
A six-year-old boy who was also in the motorhome was rushed to hospital with a serious head injury.
The male driver, 48, was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The five passengers were said to be driving in the motorhome when it collided with the white HGV at around 8pm.
The lorry driver is understood to have been parked at the side of the A64, near Jinnah Restaurant, at the time while he was taking his daily rest, the Examiner Live reports.
"It was horrific. I feel for the father that has lost his kids and his wife," the distraught driver said.
He explained he was "mentally scarred" by the devastating crash but has "a good support of family and friends."
"My heart goes out to the family."
The road between Barton le Willows and Flaxton was closed for several hours before reopening at 6.45am on Wednesday – seeing moaning motorists complain online about delays, as emergency services dealt with the incident.
Their whinging prompted North Yorkshire Sergeant Paul Cording to slam them on Twitter.
He wrote: "To those keyboard warriors who are armed with little or incorrect information complaining we should be sorting out diversions, I'm sorry (actually I'm not), but our priorities were elsewhere."
The cop continued: "Not really sure where to start with this one apart from my heart aches for the family & friends of those involved in this devastating incident.
"I attended this awful incident along with many other emergency services, colleagues.
"And what I can say is I am humbled and privileged to work with such professional, dedicated and amazing people who all pull together in the most tragic of times.
"A heartfelt thank you to you all (you know who you are).
"Thank you all for your kind messages today it means a lot & if anyone needs a chat, brew or someone to sound off to then you know where I am."
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