Motorist arrested after fatal motorway collision

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A motorist has been arrested and was being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash on a South Yorkshire motorway.

The 26-year-old man was arrested hours after the smash, which happened on the northbound carriageway of the A1(M) between junctions 35 and 36, near Doncaster, at 1.40am today.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 28-year-old man from Doncaster died in a fatal collision on the A1(M). The car he is believed to have been a passenger in was involved in a collision.

“The silver Ford Mondeo travelling northbound left the carriageway, went down an embankment and came to rest colliding with a tree.”

She added: “The driver was reported to have left the scene. Police later arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He did not appear to have any serious injuries.”

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