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Two men dead in M1 crash near Sheffield

The M1 Image copyright Highways England/Crown Copyright
Image caption The M1 northbound near Tinsley was closed for a number of hours following the three-vehicle crash

Two men have died in a three-vehicle crash on the M1 motorway.

The collision happened at about 08:15 BST on the northbound carriageway at J34, the Meadowhall Interchange, near Sheffield.

It involved a lorry, a van and a car and both victims died at the scene. Their families have been told.

A 39-year-old man from Hull was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody.

The northbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours and officers said they wanted to hear from witnesses, especially any motorists with dashcam footage.

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