A BARNSLEY grandfather has died after a two-car head-on crash in Pontefract.

Robert Tucker, 56, was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa van which was involved in collision with a red VW Golf on Wrangbrook Lane at Upton at 7.30am on Monday (February 19).

The Golf was heading towards Upton having just left the A1 southbound, while Mr Tucker was heading towards the A1 having travelled from the Barnsley area.

Mr Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene, and the female driver of the Golf was seriously injured.

Mr Tucker’s family said in a statement: “‘We are devastated to have lost a loving husband, father and grandfather.

"We loved him very much, miss him terribly and will never be the same without him.”

The woman who was driving the Golf was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment and remains in a serious condition.

Anyone who has information about the incident or saw either vehicle involved prior to the collision to call police on 101 quoting 13180082888.