Driver dies in M62 'wrong way' motorway crash

A male driver has died in a crash on the M62 motorway.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, officers received reports of a grey Vauxhall Corsa travelling westbound on the eastbound carriageway.

A short time later the car was found to have crashed with a VW Golf close to Scammonden Bridge, to the east of Huddersfield.

The Corsa driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the other car suffered serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Both carriageways of the M62, between junctions 22 and 24, were closed overnight.

West Yorkshire Police said the road was expected to reopen in both directions before noon.

The force has appealed for anyone who saw, or had footage, of the Corsa prior to the crash to get in touch.

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