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Tributes as young men tragically killed in Easter Sunday crash named

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Two young men tragically killed in a horror crash on Easter Sunday have been named locally as Tyrone and Codeye.

The pair died after the driver “lost control” of the car, coming off the M1 near Sheffield on the evening of April 4, South Yorkshire Police have confirmed.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 7.30pm after reports of a white Volkswagen Golf leaving the northbound carriageway between J30 and 31 near Woodhall.

Police have said the Golf lost control, left the carriageway and hit a barrier and several trees before coming to a stop on its roof. No other vehicles were involved.

Sadly, both men, aged just 22 and 20, were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Our Serious Collisions Unit is appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after two men were killed in a collision on the M1 on Sunday evening (4 April).

“At 7.29pm, a white Volkswagen Golf was travelling northbound on the M1 between Junction 30 and 31.

“The driver of the Golf is believed to have lost control, causing the car to leave the carriageway and collide with the barrier and several trees before coming to rest on its roof. Two men from Sheffield, aged 22 and 20, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.”

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Following the horrific accident on April 4, social media was flooded with tributes from friends mourning their death.

One person wrote: “R.i.p Codeye, R.i.p Tyrone. Thinking of both families at this sad time.”

A second said: “Rest In Peace Codeye and Tyrone.”

Another said: “What sad news. Rip Codeye. May God shine bright over your loved ones at this difficult time.”

The M1 was fully closed in both directions, between junction 30 and 31, for most of the evening.

Both families have now been informed and are being supported by trained officers.

Meanwhile, police continue to appeal for witnesses.

The force spokesman continued: “We are asking any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who witnessed the Golf prior, to get in touch. We are especially keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage which captured the Golf travelling along the M1 between 7pm and 7.29pm.”

Call 101 quoting incident number 873 of 4 April. Any footage can be emailed through to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk with the incident number listed in the subject line.

Written by: Rother Radio News


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