Woman dies in multi-car crash on M62 and motorway still closed, police confirm

A woman has died in a multi-car crash on the M62 motorway, police have confirmed.

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 16:06 pm
The scene of the crash on the M62. Photo: Highways England

Police were called at 10.43am on Thursday to reports of a crash involving several vehicles on the M62 eastbound, between junctions 22 and 23.

Now West Yorkshire Police has confirmed that a 51-year-old woman from the Humberside Police area has died in the crash.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

The scene of the crash on the M62. Photo: Highways England

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As of 4pm, the eastbound carriageway is STILL closed and is likely to remain closed over the rush hour period, while emergency services work at the scene.

Motorists are strongly advised to avoid the area.