M62 multi-lorry crash: Police name Huddersfield man who died in crash as investigation continues

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the M62 motorway have named the man who died in the incident.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:45 pm

Stuart Murphy, who was 39 and from the Huddersfield area, was driving an articulated lorry which was involved in the collision on the eastbound carriageway.

The crash, which happened on the eastbound carriageway at around 2.30pm on March 16, involved six vehicles, including four HGV lorries and a Ford Fiesta.

Initial police enquiries suggest most of the vehicles crashed after the Fiesta struck barriers and rebounded onto the carriageway which caused following vehicles to brake suddenly.

Stuart Murphy

Four people were treated for injuries and Mr Murphy was pronounced dead a short time after the crash.

A 37-year-old man is still in hospital with serious injuries.

The crash closed the M62 in both directions for most of the afternoon and into the evening, and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance crews all attended the scene.

The Major Collision Enquiry Team is investigating the collision and is appealing for anyone with dash cam footage which may assist to contact 101 or via the website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat quoting log 1041 of 16 March.