Lorry driver killed in multi-vehicle crash on South Yorkshire motorway

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A MAN has died and two others left with ‘life-threatening injuries’ after a multi-vehicle crash in South Yorkshire.

Emergency services were called to crash on the A1(M) near Marr, Doncaster, today, at about 6.10am, between Junction 36, at Warmsworth, and Junction 37, near Scawsby.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A silver Vauxhall Astra was in collision with the rear of a white MAN Tipper lorry in the inside lane of the northbound carriageway, about half a mile from Junction 37.

“This resulted in the Astra colliding with the central barrier and coming to rest across the inside lane of the carriageway. The Tipper pulled onto the hard shoulder.

“A green MAN Tipper lorry stopped to assist in the inside lane behind the Astra. A white DAF lorry was then in collision with the rear of the green Tipper.”

The driver of the DAF lorry, a 47-year-old man from Leeds, was killed, while two passengers in the vehicle suffered ‘multiple, life-threatening injuries’.

One passenger, a 58-year-old man from Redditch, Worcestershire, is being treated at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, while the other, a 35-year-old Bedford man, is being treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The Astra driver, a 26-year-old man from Doncaster, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The carriageway was closed for more than eight hours as a result of the collisions.

Anyone with information about the collisions is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.