M18 lorry crash: Driver dies after lorry crashed into central reservation and caught fire

A man in his 60s has died after a lorry crashed into a central reservation on the M18 and caught fire, police said.

Officers were called to the crash between Junction 2 and Junction 3 of the M18 near Doncaster on Monday night to reports a lorry had crashed into the central reservation.

The lorry caught fire and the driver, a man believed to be aged in his 60s, died at the scene according to police.

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His family have been informed and are being supported by roads policing officers at this time, police said.

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The scene remains in place at this time.

In a statement released on social media, South Yorkshire Police said: "Drivers travelling southbound will leave the carriageway at Junction 2 and come back on to the M18 at the other side of the junction.

"All drivers are being informed so they can plan their journeys accordingly at this time."