TWO motorists have died following a multi-vehicle collision on the M1 northbound this morning.
Emergency services were called to the collision involving a lorry, a van and a car at J34, north of the Tinsley Viaduct at around 8.15am this morning. (Friday 7th June)
Two men involved in the collision suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
A 39-year-old man from Hull was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said “Officers would ask that the public refrain from posting speculation or potentially distressing content about the collision online. Further details about those involved will not be released at this time.”
The road remains closed to allow investigations to take place and is expected to reopen at 6pm.
The families of both men have been notified, police said.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, especially any motorists travelling along the M1 who may hold dash cam footage. Call police 101 quoting incident number 196 of June 7.