A WOMAN has died following a collision on the A616, near Tankersley, earlier today.

Police were called at 11.14am to reports of a collision between a HGV and a red Mitsubishi Outlander.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 63-year-old woman who was driving the Mitsubishi sadly died at the scene.

Her family has been informed and is receiving specialist support from Roads Policing Officers.

A 60-year-old man from the Manchester area has been arrested on suspicion of causing Death by Dangerous Driving and a Section 4 Road Traffic Offence – the suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The A616 remains closed between the A61 and M1 junctions and our officers remain at the scene.

Enquiries are continuing and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 283 of 13 November 2023 when you get in touch. You can also submit information via the police online portal here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/