Live as Huddersfield Road closed in Barnsley after two killed in crash

A driver and a passenger have been tragically killed when their vehicle struck a tree. The accident on the A635 Huddersfield Road, Wilthorpe, Barnsley, happened at around 1am this morning (Sunday 21 June). A car - believed to have been a white Audi - collided with the tree near Wilthorpe Park.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "We received a report at around 1am this morning (Sunday 21 June 2020) of a collision on Huddersfield Road, Barnsley. "It is reported that a car had collided with a tree. Police and emergency services attended.

"Both the driver and the passenger were sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

Enquiries continue."

The A635 Huddersfield Road is still closed in both directions between Westbourne Grove and High Balk while police traffic accident investigators carry out their inquiries at the scene.

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