Police Appeal For Witnesses After Fatal Crash On Stocksbridge Bypass

South Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after two men died and two others were injured following a crash.

The incident happened at 6.12am today, Wednesday, 22 June, on the A616, around a mile from Tankersley roundabout when heading towards Manchester. On this stretch the carriageway has two lanes going towards Manchester and a single lane towards Sheffield.

A white Vauxhall Astra Sportive CDTi car derived van was travelling towards Sheffield. It is believed to have been overtaking several vehicles when it collided head-on with a blue Ford transit panel van, travelling in the opposite direction.

A red Rover 414si car, also travelling towards Manchester, is then thought to have collided with the rear underside of the transit van. The front of the Rover sustained extensive damage.

The driver of the Astra van, a 27-year-old man from Langold, near Worksop, suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the transit van, a 47-year-old from Hoyland, Barnsley, also suffered fatal injuries. His passenger, a 23-year-old Hoyland man, sustained a fractured right hand and whiplash and is detained in Barnsley District General Hospital.

The Rover driver, a 42-year-old man from Gleadless, Sheffield, suffered bruising and whiplash. He was taken to the same hospital but not detained.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw what happened in the moments leading up to it.