Man dies in horror M18 crash that shut motorway for hours

Police have confirmed that a 41-year-old man has died in a five-vehicle collision on the M18 in South Yorkshire. Emergency services were called to the M18 northbound at 5.02pm yesterday afternoon (25 July 2022), to reports that three articulated lorries, two cars and a transit van had collided, on the approach to Junction 2 for Rotherham. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The driver of one lorry, a 41-year-old man, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Read more: Sheffield estate rocked by shocking murder and shooting – police issue statement “Four drivers in the other vehicles suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital and their conditions are not considered life threatening.” Both sides of the M18 were closed after the crash and the road was not fully reopened until after 6am on Tuesday morning.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the lorry driving immediately prior to the incident to get in touch, particularly if you have dashcam footage. Anyone with information that could help to contact police using the police’s live chat or online portal here or by calling 101 quoting incident number 14 of July 24 2022. If you have dashcam footage, please email this to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and quote the incident number in the email subject.

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