POLICE have launched an investigation after a 22-year-old man died in a Silkstone Common collision last week.
The accident occured on Ben Bank Road last Friday morning.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "Officers have launched an investigation following a fatal collision in Silkstone Common, Barnsley, on Friday May 20.
"We were called at around 9.10am in the morning following reports that a Volkswagen Transporter had collided with a tree on Ben Bank Road.
"The driver, a 22-year-old man, was taken to hospital and sadly died a couple of hours later.
"The passenger, a 57-year-old man, was uninjured.
"We are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident and the moments leading up to the collision.
"The investigation team would be particularly keen to trace the driver of a small car which is believed to have overtaken the Transporter prior to the collision.
"The Transporter was grey and was displaying L-plates.
"Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 quoting incident number 284 of 20 May. If you have dashcam footage, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the incident number in the subject."