Two men die after car drives wrong way down M62 near Bradford
Two people have died after a car drove the wrong way down a motorway near Bradford.
Police were called in the early hours of Monday morning to reports of a serious road traffic collision on the M62. At 2.34am, officers received a report of a vehicle driving the wrong way down the M62, travelling eastbound on the westbound carriageway at junction 26.
The vehicles involved were a white Skoda Octavia and a black Vauxhall Insignia. Two men, aged 34 and 37, were found dead in the white vehicle, West Yorkshire police said.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene for causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.
Road closures were in place on the M62 westbound between junctions 26 and 27 while inquiries into the collision continued, the Highways Agency said.
In a separate incident, a 61-year-old man died after an early morning lorry crash on the M5 near Birmingham. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries, West Midlands police said.
A truck hit a barrier on the motorway before slowing to a stop just before 5.15am on Monday, the force said.
Junctions 2 to 3 southbound for Oldbury and Halesowen remained closed and were not likely to reopen before Monday afternoon.