Police close two-mile stretch of M1 for more than 12 HOURS as they comb for clues after Mercedes killed pedestrian, 25, – sparking misery for motorists
- M1 has been closed between J35 and J36 Northbound for more than 12 hours
- Police were called to the junction at 11.52pm following reports of a collision
- The pedestrian, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene, last night
The M1 motorway has been closed between J35a and J36 for more than 12 hours after a pedestrian was killed after colliding with a car last night.
Emergency services were called to the Northbound junctions at 11.52pm following reports that a black Mercedes had driven into a pedestrian.
The carriageway from Chapletown to Barnsley is closed and roads are not expected to open until 3pm at the earliest.
The pedestrian, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The M1 has been closed for more than 12 hours following a collision involving a black Mercedes
South Yorkshire would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or may have been in the area at the time.
People are expected to follow the Hollow Square diversion symbols for an alternative travel journey.
South Yorkshire Police wrote on Facebook: ‘The M1 is currently closed in both directions between J35a Stocksbridge and J36 Tankersley, following a road traffic collision.
‘We are seeing significant delays both directions now on approach. We are advising where possible to use alternative routes. Where possible use M18 or A1M.’
If you have any information, please call 101 quoting incident number 1011 of the 18 October 2019.
It has been closed between J35a and J36, after South Yorkshire Police received a report that a pedestrian had been killed on the motorway. The person pronounced dead at the scene