Man (25) dies after being hit by car on M1

By Michael Upton | 21/10/2019

Man (25) dies after being hit by car on M1

A MAN died after being hit by a car on the M1 in South Yorkshire.

The motorway was closed late on Friday night after the incident, in which a Mercedes CLA was involved in a collision with the 25-year-old man in the outside lane.

The man has yet to be named by police, who are appealing for witnesses.

Both carriageways of the M1 between junction 35 (Stocksbridge) and 36 (Tankersley) were closed until 5pm on Saturday, causing long tailbacks through the north-west of Rotherham and the north of Sheffield.

A spokeswoman said: “Officers investigating a collision on the M1 last night, Friday, October 18, are appealing for witnesses and information to help with their enquires.

“Emergency services were called at 11.52pm following reports that a black Mercedes CLA had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian in the third lane of the carriageway between junction 35A and 36 northbound.

“The pedestrian, a 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“His family are being supported by specially-trained officers.”

Any witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1011 of October 18.

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