Man dies after falls from bridge on to motorway

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THE M18 motorway is closed Southbound this morning after a man fell to his death from a bridge.

Police said the man, who has not yet been named, fell from a bridge over the stretch of motorway between Maltby and Wadworth at around 6.55am.

Emergency services alerted to the fall raced to the scene but the casualty was unable to be saved.

The motorway was closed for some time while police officers examined the scene and began their investigation into the tragedy.

It re-opened the road at around 10.15am.