Witnesses to horror crash urged to come forward after two Sheffield friends are killed on M1

Witnesses to a collision in which two Sheffield friends were killed are being urged to come forward.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:04 pm

Police officers investigating the crash on the M1 near Sheffield on Sunday night also want to hear from motorists with dash cam footage of the incident or the car involved before it ran out of control.

A white Volkswagen Golf was travelling on the northbound stretch of the motorway near Woodhall – between Junction 30 for Barlborough and 31 for Aston – when the driver is believed to have lost control.

The car left the carriageway and hit a barrier and a number of trees before overturning and coming to rest on its roof.

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A cordon of police tape (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

Two men in the car, aged 20 and 22, died at the scene.

They have not yet been identified by South Yorkshire Police but have been named as Codeye and Tyrone in online tributes left by friends.

South Yorkshire Police said no other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the collision, which closed the motorway for a number of hours.

They want to hear from witnesses to the collision or anyone who remembers seeing the Golf beforehand.

The force said officers are ‘especially keen’ to hear from anyone with dashcam footage of the Golf travelling along the M1 between 7pm and 7.29pm on the night of the tragedy.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 873 of April 4.

Any dashcam footage can be emailed to [email protected] with the incident number listed in the subject line.

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