Man dies after M1 collision

A MAN died after a collision on the M1 motorway.

A black Volksagen Golf and a white Citroen DS4 were involved in the incident on the M1 southbound carriageway, close to junction 35 near Thorpe Hesley, at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

The driver of the Golf, a 56-year-old man from Barnsley, was taken to hospital via air ambulance but was pronounced dead a short time later.

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

The southbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours.

Anyone who saw the collision should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident number 659 of March 12.