UPDATE: Driver dies in motorway accident

editorial image

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision this morning.

The slip road from the M62 east bound onto the M1 northbound is currently closed following the incident

Police began following a Nissan Micra car at 4.36 am on Hunslet Road, Leeds, after it failed to stop for officers.

Officers followed and attempted to stop the car for a short time, before it entered an exit slip road from the M1 at Leeds, travelling south on the northbound carrigeway.

Officers abandoned following the car at this point for safety reasons.

A few minutes later, the car, still travelling against traffic, was in collision with a van on the M62 east bound entry slip road to the M1.

As a result of the incident the driver of the Micra suffered fatal injuries. The van driver did not suffer any serious injuries.

It is expected the road will be closed for a substantial time.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on 101.