Sheffield & South Yorkshire

A1(M) crash: Man arrested as lorry driver dies

Police signs blocking access to A1(M)
Image caption The motorway was closed for eight hours while recovery work took place

One man died and two others sustained life-threatening injuries in a multi-vehicle collision in South Yorkshire.

A Vauxhall Astra and a lorry collided at 06:10 GMT on the A1(M) near Marr, Doncaster, between junctions 36 and 37.

Another truck pulled up on the hard shoulder but a third HGV crashed into his vehicle. The driver of the third lorry was killed and two of his passengers were injured.

Police said the car driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a 26-year-old man from Doncaster, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving."

The northbound carriageway eventually reopened at about 14:00 GMT.

The driver of the third lorry was a 47-year-old man from Leeds.

Two of his passengers are fighting for their lives in hospital. They are a 58-year-old man from Redditch, Worcestershire, who is at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, and a 35-year-old man from Bedford, who is at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

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