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Barnsley man dies after losing control of car on M1

The incident happened on the M1 in South Yorkshire Credit: ITV News

A man from Barnsley has died following a collision on the M1 in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, 12 July) and officers are urging drivers who were on the motorway and witnessed the collision to please come forward.

Wayne Milnthorpe, 46, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision, between junctions 35 and 35A of the northbound carriageway, at around 1.40am this morning

For reasons unknown, it is believed Mr Milnthorpe lost control of the black Ford Fiesta he was driving and collided with the nearside barrier.

The car then came to a stop in the first lane of the motorway, where there was a further collision with a white Iveco LGV.

The M1 was closed for a number of hours while road traffic officers began their investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Mr Milnthorpe’s family have now been informed of his death and are receiving support from family liaison officers.

The driver of the LGV did not suffer any injuries.

Inspector Steve Askham said: “We believe there are a number of potential witnesses to this tragic incident and we are very keen to speak with them.

CCTV footage shows a number of vehicles on the motorway around the time of the incident, who are very likely to have witnessed either the first collision, or the second one involving the LGV, and I would encourage them to please come forward with any information.

– Inspector Steve Askham