West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision and Enquiry Team are urgently seeking information following a tragic incident on the M62 near Scammonden Bridge, which claimed the life of Mr. Leslie Lewis, aged 78, from Doncaster.

The collision, occurring in the early hours of Saturday, March 23, between junctions 22 and 23 of the M62, resulted in fatal injuries to Mr. Lewis after his Vauxhall Corsa collided with another vehicle while travelling west on the eastbound carriageway.

Specialist officers have been diligently reconstructing Mr. Lewis’s journey. It’s been established that he travelled from Doncaster to Hull on Friday evening, then proceeded from Hull to Manchester before returning to West Yorkshire via the M62, making a stop at Hartshead Moor services. Regrettably, Mr. Lewis mistakenly exited the services onto the wrong side of the carriageway, leading to the collision.

The male driver of the other vehicle involved remains hospitalized in a serious but stable condition.

Sergeant Steve Suggitt of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team (MCET), said; “A great deal of work remains ongoing to investigate the circumstances of this collision which tragically resulted in Leslie’s death and in another driver receiving serious injuries.

“I am seeking assistance from any member of the public who may know Leslie and had contact with him on Friday 22nd March, whether in person or by telephone, as it is important we build up a full picture of the circumstances of the incident.

“If anyone has any information about Leslie’s movements that Friday evening, I urge them to contact us at the Major Collision Enquiry Team at West Yorkshire Police on 101 referencing police number 13240158172.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat”