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Two people dead following M18 crash

Two people have died after a collision on the M18 northbound last night.

Police say a white Audi was stationary in lane two of the M18, close to the Junction 3 exit, when it was involved in a collision with a white articulated lorry. The Audi driver and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed. A 20-year-old female passenger is critically ill in hospital.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and bailed pending further enquiries.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information. Call 101 quoting incident number 1138 of 20 April 2015.

Road reopened after car transporter fire

There are still some delays on the M18 Southbound between J1 and the M1, because of fire on a car transporter.

South Yorkshire Fire say they believe the brakes caught fire, before it spread to the cars on the transporter.

The road was temporarily closed.

Lorry crashes off motorway bridge

A man had to be airlifted to hospital after a burst tyre caused the lorry he was driving to crash off a bridge.

Lorry crashes off M18 bridge

Police were called yesterday after a lorry, travelling on the M18 South, at Rawcliffe Bridge.

A tyre on the lorry had burst, which caused the vehicle to slide across the road and, fall over the bridge. As it fell it caught fire.

The driver of the lorry, a 61 year old man, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and treated for cuts, bruises and dislocated shoulder.

Police closed the M62 Westbound to the M18 as all emergency services helped in the recovery of the vehicle, which was carrying fertiliser.

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