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Taxi passenger dies after 4 vehicle horror crash on M18 motorway

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Officers from South Yorkshire Police’s Serious Collisions Unit are appealing for information after a man injured in a collision on Wednesday 6 October on the M18, Doncaster, has now sadly died.

Emergency services were called at 2.07pm to reports of a four-vehicle collision between Junction 4 and Junction 5.

A rear seat passenger from a taxi involved in the collision – a man aged in his 60s - was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and has since died.

His family are now being supported by specially trained officers and they ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The officer leading the investigation for South Yorkshire Police’s Serious Collisions Unit said: "This was a bad collision which has tragically resulted in somebody losing their life.

“We are trying to paint the complete picture of what happened and enquiries are ongoing. If you have any information, caught the incident on dash cam or were also on the motorway at the time and might have seen what happened, please call us to pass that on."

Anyone with information which could assist with the police's enquiries is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 461 of 6th October.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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