Man dies in motorway smash

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A MAN has died in a two-vehicle collision on the M180 motorway last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident that led to the motorway being closed between J2 and J3.

This caused a build up of traffic between J1 and J2 with vehicles queuing to leave the M180 at J2.

A Scania G380 green/white large goods vehicle was stationary eastbound in the inside lane.

A blue Ford Transit van also travelling eastbound in the inside lane has collided with the rear of the goods vehicle.

The Transit driver, a 41-year-old Cleethorpes man, suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Nobody else was injured.

The smash happened around 7.50pm yesterday.

Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, particularly two vehicles understood to have stopped at the scene but left prior to police attending.

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1160 of Wednesday, March 28.