Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Woman killed in M18 motorway pile-up

A woman has died and two men have been seriously injured in a four-vehicle crash on a South Yorkshire motorway.

The vehicles were travelling northbound on the inside lane of the M18, towards junction two for Doncaster, when they collided on Friday.

A Reading woman, aged 25, a passenger in a Citroen car, died in the crash.

A 27-year-old Reading man who was driving the Citroen and the driver of a lorry, a 66-year-old Rotherham man, are in hospital with serious injuries.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police said a Mercedes lorry collided with the back of the Citroen, which in turn collided with the back of a Scania lorry.

The Scania lorry then overturned and slid into the back of a Vauxhall van.

The driver of the Scania lorry, a 56-year-old Rotherham man, his passenger, a 61-year-old Doncaster man, and the driver of the Vauxhall van , a 38-year-old man from Pontefract, suffered minor injuries.

The collision, which happened at about 1545 BST, led to the M18 being closed in both directions between junctions one and two for more than six hours.

Police have urged witnesses to come forward.

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