Pensioner dies after M62 three-lorry crash

Crash on the M62. Picture taken by @YorksAmbulance
Crash on the M62. Picture taken by @YorksAmbulance
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Police have confirmed a 68-year-old man has died after the lorry he was driving crashed in to a barrier on the M62 yesterday.

The crash happened westbound near Huddersfield around lunchtime yesterday involving three lorries, closing the motorway for much of yesterday.

Traffic had been stopped in both directions to allow an air ambulance to land.

The disruption caused major problems for commuters with traffic queued between junction 23, the A640 at Huddersfield, and junction 22, the A672 at Rishworth Moor.

The eastbound carriageway was later reopened but officials said the Manchester-bound route would remain closed during this evening’s rush hour while the police investigation continued.

There were long queues in both directions as drivers slowed down to see the incident.

Traffic had been diverted from J24 following via the A629 north towards Halifax, A646, A58 south via Sowerby Bridge and A672 to return to the M62 at J22.