Police probe continues into fatal crash which closed M1 in South Yorkshire for hours

A police probe into a fatal collision which led to the closure of the M1 in South Yorkshire for around 17 hours is continuing today.

Monday, 21st October 2019, 2:26 pm

A 25-year-old man, who has not yet been named, died in a collision on the northbound M1, between junctions 35A for Chapeltown and 36 for Tankersley, just before midnight on Friday.

Emergency services were called out after a black Mercedes CLA was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in the third lane of the carriageway.

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The M1 in South Yorkshire was closed for most of Saturday after a fatal collision (Picture: Paul Atkin)

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Both sides of the carriageway were closed for most of Saturday for investigative work to be carried out at the crash scene, with the M1 not fully re-open until around 5pm.

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 1,011 of the October 18.