Sheffield man killed after car plunges into river from bridge on A1 at Doncaster

Nottinghamshire Police
Nottinghamshire Police

Enquiries are ongoing into the death of a Sheffield man whose car plunged into a river from a bridge on the A1 near Doncaster.

The 39-year-old, who has not yet been named, was found in a blue Nissan Primera in the River Don between junctions 36 and 37 of the A1 yesterday morning.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A report was made to police at around 6.30am yesterday, that a car was believed to have left the bridge of the A1 northbound carriageway, between junctions 36 and 37, and fallen into the river below.

“The information was received after an unrelated collision was reported to police close to the location where the car left the carriageway, and those involved in the collision became aware of a car in the water.

“Emergency services and the regional underwater search unit attended and the car, a blue Nissan Primera, was pulled from the river.

“There are not thought to have been any other vehicles involved or any other people travelling in the Primera.”

Officers believe the fatal collision may have occurred between 5.30am and 6.30am.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.