Man dies after car plunges from Doncaster road into River Don

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster
A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am
Picture Dean Atkins
Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am Picture Dean Atkins
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A man has died after his car plunged from a Doncaster road into the River Don.

The car entered the water off the A1 in Doncaster and a man’s body was found as the vehicle was recovered from the water.

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster
A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am
Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am Picture Dean Atkins

While formal identification of the body has not yet taken place, the family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Emergency services attended the incident, just off the northbound carriageway of the A1 in Doncaster, between junctions 36 to 37, at around 6.30am this morning.

Officers remain at the scene and regional underwater search teams are en route to assist with the operation.

The northbound carriageway is expected to be closed until later this afternoon and drivers are asked to please plan an alternative route and to avoid the area.

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster
A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am
Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster
A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am
Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of fatal RTC A1 motorway at Doncaster A mans body was recovered from the River Don after plunging from the motorway into the river at 6:30am Picture Dean Atkins