Police name man who died in M1 smash

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A man who died after a smash on the M1 motorway near Lofthouse has been named.

Robert Richardson, 64, of Rotherham, died when his Chevrolet car he was driving collided with a Ford Transit van.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway near junction 42 at Lofthouse at around 12.40pm on Tuesday.

A woman aged in her 60s, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said it was believed the car may have been driven slowly, or was stationary, before the crash due to a fault with the vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101