Police were called to reports of two vehicle crash on Gelderd Road/A62 in the direction of Leeds at around 2.20pm today (Friday, September 21).
The collision involved a red Volkswagen Take Up and a black Audi Estate.
There was heavy disruption leading back on to the M62 at junction 27 and the road remains closed.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson confirmed that a driver died at the scene.
Diversions are still in place.