Leeds & West Yorkshire

Two dead and one arrested after 'wrong-way' M62 crash

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Image caption A Vauxhall was travelling in the wrong direction on the westbound carriageway of the M62, police said

Two men have been killed and a motorist arrested after a crash involving a car driving the wrong way on the M62 near Bradford.

Police received reports of a black Vauxhall Insignia travelling east on the westbound carriageway near junction 26 at 02:35 BST.

Minutes later, the ambulance service was called to an accident involving the same vehicle and a white Skoda Octavia.

The men, aged 34 and 37, in the Skoda died at the scene.

The driver of the Vauxhall - a 22-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing a roadside breath test.

The M62 was closed westbound between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar) for recovery and police investigation work.

It reopened at about 09:50.

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