Witness appeal after fatal traffic collision on A1M motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses after one man died and another two men sustained life-threatening injuries in a multi-vehicle traffic inciden on the A1M motorway near Marr, Doncaster, this morning between J36-37.

Just after 6.10am today, Sunday 17 February, a silver Vauxhall Astra was in collision with the rear of a white MAN Tipper heavy goods vehicle (HGV) in the inside lane of the northbound carriageway, half a mile from J37.

This resulted in the Astra colliding with the central barrier and coming to rest across the inside lane of the carriageway. The white Tipper HGV pulled onto the hard shoulder of the motorway.

A green MAN Tipper HGV has stopped to assist in the inside lane behind the Astra. A white DAF HGV was then in collision with the rear of the green Tipper.

The driver of the white DAF HGV, a 47-year-old Leeds man, received fatal injuries. 

Two passengers in the white DAF sustained multiple, life-threatening injuries. A 58-year-old Redditch man is being treated at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield with a 35-year-old Bedford man at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a 26-year-old Doncaster man, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The northbound carriageway of the A1M was closed J36-37 for over eight hours as a result of the incidents. 

Police wish to hear from anyone who drove past the stationary vehicles following the initial collision, or anyone who witnessed the second collision that caused fatal injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 292 of Sunday 17 February 2013.