A BARNSLEY MAN has been killed following a crash on the motorway.

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following the fatal collision yesterday afternoon (Saturday 12 March).

At around 2.30pm, it is reported that a black Volksagen Golf and a white Citroen DS4 were involved in a collision on the M1 southbound, close to Junction 35.

The driver of the Golf, a 56-year-old man from Barnsley, was taken to hospital via air ambulance but was pronounced dead a short time later. His relatives have been informed and are receiving support.

The male driver of the Citroen and a male passenger in the Golf suffered minor injuries that required hospital treatment.

Anyone with further information should call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 659 of 12 March 2016.