Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Crash on M1 near Barnsley: man and woman killed

Two people have been killed in a crash on a motorway slip road on the border of South and West Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were passengers in a Vauxhall Corsa which hit a tree at junction 38 of the M1 southbound on Sunday night.

They were freed from the crashed car by South Yorkshire Fire Service. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The 23-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police said.

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield where he was in a serious but stable condition on Monday.

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