Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision just off the M62.

The collision is said to have happened just off the motorway, near to Rishworth. Officers were called at 6.15am to a report of a black Seat Leon that had been found in a ditch off the A672 at junction 22. A man was found nearby and was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Yorkshire Police say the man’s family have been informed. The road is expected to be closed for several hours and motorists are being asked to seek alternative routes.

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The force says its Major Collision Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it. Motorists who were in the area who have dash cams are also being asked to check them to see if they captured any part of the incident.

Anyone with any information is being asked to call the police on 101 or contact them on their live chat online here using the log number 385 of December 17.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police, said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision just off the M62 near Rishworth.



The M62 at Junction 22
The M62 at Junction 22

“Officers were called at 6.15am to a report of a black Seat Leon that had been found in a ditch off the A672 at junction 22 of the M62. A man was found nearby who was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene. The man’s family have been informed and will be offered support by specially trained officers.

“The Major Collision Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it. Motorists who were in the area who have dash cams are asked to check them to see if they have captured any part of this incident.

“Anyone with any information that could assist the police investigation is asked to contact the police by using Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 385 of 17 December.

“The road is currently closed (as of 9.30am) and is expected to be for several hours. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes at this time.”

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