Heartbreaking final Facebook post of second man killed in fatal M1 crash near Meadowhall

The second man killed in a fatal M1 crash near Meadowhall earlier this month wrote a final heartbreaking Facebook post, it has emerged.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 10:07 am
Updated Monday, 17th June 2019, 6:09 pm

Last week police named Alexandru Murgeanu, 22, as the second man killed in a three-vehicle collision on the northbound M1 between J34 and J35.

The crash, which happened at around 8.30am on June 7, also killed 44-year-old Jason Mercer.

Alexandru was driving a silver Ford Transit van and Jason, from Rotherham, was behind the wheel of a silver Ford Focus.

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Alexandru Murgeanu, aged 22, from Mansfield, was one of two men killed

A lorry, driven by a 39-year-old man from Hull, was also involved in the crash.

The HGV driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been bailed.

Alexandru’s family described him as a boy ‘with many plans who everyone loved’.

In a heartbreaking final post on Facebook, Alexandru uploaded a photo of himself with the caption ‘Smile, tomorrow can be worse’.

In a statement issued by Alexandru’s family, his relatives said: “Alex was a boy with many plans and everyone loved him.

“His death has hit us very hard. All of our family and friends feel his absence, we miss him.”

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 196 of June 7.