Langold man dies in car crash

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A LANGOLD man has died in a three-car crash along the A616 Stocksbridge bypass this morning (Wednesday).

The 27-year-old, who is yet to be named, was driving a white Vauxhall Astra van towards Sheffield when it collided head-on with a blue Ford transit panel van, travelling in the opposite direction.

The Astra is believed to have been overtaking several vehicles at the time.

The driver of the transit van, a 47-year-old man from Barnsley, also died. His passenger suffered a fractured right hand and whiplash and is currently being treated in Barnsley Hospital.

A red Rover 414si car, also travelling towards Manchester, is thought to have collided with the rear underside of the transit van.

The front of the Rover sustained extensive damage and the driver suffered bruising and whiplash. He was taken to the same hospital but not kept in.

The incident happened at 6.12am today (Wednesday) on the A616, around a mile from Tankersley roundabout when heading towards Manchester.

On this stretch the carriageway has two lanes going towards Manchester and a single lane towards Sheffield.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the three-vehicle collision or anyone who saw what happened in the moments leading up to it.

Anyone with information should ring South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 quoting incident number 136 of 22 June, 2011.