South Yorkshire man dies after early morning M1 crash

A man has died following an early morning crash on a Sheffield stretch of the M1.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 3:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:17 pm
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Wayne Milnthorpe, aged 46, of Barnsley, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, between junctions 35 and 35A of the northbound carriageway, at around 1.40am this morning.

Police said they believe Mr Milnthorpe lost control of the black Ford Fiesta he was driving and collided with the nearside barrier.

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The car then came to a stop in the first lane of the motorway, where there was a further collision with a white Iveco LGV.

The M1 was closed for a number of hours while road traffic officers began their investigation.

Mr Milnthorpe’s family have now been informed of his death and are receiving support from family liaison officers.

The driver of the LGV did not suffer any injuries.

Inspector Steve Askham said: “We believe there are a number of potential witnesses to this tragic incident and we are very keen to speak with them.

“CCTV footage shows a number of vehicles on the motorway around the time of the incident, who are very likely to have witnessed either the first collision, or the second one involving the LGV, and I would encourage them to please come forward with any information.

“Can you help? Did you witness the Fiesta on the motorway before the collision, the actual incident itself or the collision involving the LGV?”

Call 101 quoting incident number 71 of 12 July 2016.