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Tragedy as man, 26, dies in Rotherham crash

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A 26-year-old man has tragically died following a crash on a Rotherham road.

The man had been driving a white Ford Transit Connect van along Warren Vale, in Rotherham, travelling towards Swinton after the junction with Kilnhurst Road, at 11.40pm on Saturday, July 3.

His van collided with a grey Volkswagen Polo travelling in the opposite direction.

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The 26-year-old driver of the van was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family is being supported by South Yorkshire Police officers at this time.

The driver of the Polo, a 22-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious chest injuries.

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The second occupant of the Polo, a 30-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.

The Roads Policing Team is appealing for information and any dashcam footage in relation to the incident.

If you saw what happened, or saw either vehicle prior, please contact police. You can report information either via 101, through the online portal, or footage can be emailed to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk. The incident number to quote is 1119 of 3 July.

Written by: Rother Radio News


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