Young van driver, 26, dies in collision with car in Swinton, near Rotherham

A young man has died in a collision between a car and a van near Rotherham on Saturday night.

The collision occurred at Warren Vale, Swinton
The collision occurred at Warren Vale, Swinton

South Yorkshire Police said: "At 11.40pm, a white Ford Transit Connect van was being driven along Warren Vale, travelling towards Swinton after the junction with Kilnhurst Road. The driver was then in collision with a grey Volkswagen Polo, travelling in the opposite direction.

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"The 26-year-old driver of the van was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family is being supported by our officers at this time.

"The driver of the Polo, a 22-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious chest injuries. The second occupant of the Polo, a 30-year-old man, suffered minor injuries."

Anyone who witnessed either vehicle prior to the crash, or who has dashcam footage, is asked to contact [email protected] quoting incident number 1119 of July 3.