Man dies and another seriously injured in Barnsley road crash

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A man has died and another is fighting for his life following a collision in Barnsley this morning.

Police and paramedics were called out to Engine Lane, Shafton at around 3.15am. The incident involved one vehicle.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The vehicle had two male occupants and we can confirm one fatality. The second man remains seriously ill.”

The road was closed for around seven hours while emergency crews worked at the scene.

Police are expected to release more information later today.