Van driver arrested after 22-year-old man killed in crash at Wakefield

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A VAN driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 22-year-old man died in a two car crash near Flockton, Wakefield, this morning.

He suffered fatal injuries after the Citroen C4 he was driving collided with a Vauxhall Insignia estate on the A637 Barnsley Road near the Grange Moor roundabout just after 6.30am.

The driver of a Peugeot van was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The driver of the Vauxhall Insignia was taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries.

Police said the Citroen C4 and Vauxhall Insignia had been travelling in opposite directions when the collision happened.

The A637 was closed from the Grange Moor roundabout to the Black Bull pub at Midgely, while recovery and investigation work were carried out.

Sgt Ann Drury, of West Yorkshire Police’s major collision enquiry team, said: “Extensive enquiries remain ongoing into what has been a tragic incident on the A637.

“The circumstances into the cause of the crash remain under investigation and I would ask anybody who witnessed the collision itself, or any of the vehicles prior to the collision, to contact us.

“The male arrested in connection with the incident has been bailed to a later date while enquiries continue.

“Anyone who has information should contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.”

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