Police confirm death of M1 motorway crash driver following South Yorkshire incident

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A man has died after his car collided with another vehicle on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire.

The man, 56, from Barnsley, was driving a black Volkswagen Golf on the M1 southbound close to junction 35 near Rotherham when his car collided with a white Citroen DS4 yesterday at around 2.30pm.

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that after being taken to hospital by air ambulance he was pronounced dead a short time later. His relatives have been informed and are receiving support.

The male driver of the Citroen and a male passenger in the Golf suffered minor injuries that required hospital treatment.

The incident led to the motorway being closed southbound near the junction for several hours yesterday afternoon.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident number 659 of March 12, or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

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