Yorkshire: Man dies in car crash after driving the wrong way down the M62

Scammonden Bridge, where the crash happened (Google Maps)
Scammonden Bridge, where the crash happened (Google Maps)

An investigation has been launched after a man died in a car crash after he drove the wrong way along the M62 motorway in Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police were called around 2am on Saturday about a Vauxhall Corsa travelling westbound on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway.

Officers were sent out to find the Corsea but it was found to have been in collision a short time later with a VW Golf close to Scammonden Bridge near Huddersfield.

“The male Corsa driver was sadly pronounced dead at the scene,” a statement read.

The man driving the Golf driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Both carriageways remain closed between Junctions 22 and 24 at this time but had opened by Saturday lunchtime.

West Yorkshire Police is investigating this collision and would like to hear from anyone who saw, or who has footage of the collision or the grey Vauxhall Corsa prior to it.

If you can assist then please contact the team on 101, or by using the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting log reference 0137 of 23 March.