A van driver has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash near Flockton this morning which claimed the life of a 22-year-old man.
Police, fire and paramedics were called to the A637 Barnsley Road near Flockton village at 6.42am when a Citroen C4 and a Vauxhall Insignia estate which were travelling in opposite directions collided.
Police have linked a third vehicle, a Peugeot van, to the collision, and the driver has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
It is thought the Citroen and Insignia vehicles collided on a bend in foggy conditions on the road into Flockton, with the Citroen ending up on its side in a field.
Firefighters cut the 22-year-old victim from the overturned vehicle but he was pronounced dead by medics.
A man in the Insignia was already out of his car when emergency services arrived and was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield with non-life threatening injuries.
Sgt Ann Drury, of the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “Extensive enquiries remain ongoing into what has been a tragic incident on the A637.
“The circumstances into the cause of the crash remain under investigation.
“I would ask anybody who witnessed the collision itself or any of the vehicles prior to the collision to contact us.
“An arrested male has been bailed to a later date while enquiries continue.”
The A637 was completely closed from the Grange Moor roundabout to the Black Bull Inn at Midgley while recovery and investigation work were carried out.
The accident comes just 24 hours after another serious smash on the same stretch of road at 4.20am on Tuesday.
The Major Collision and Enquiry Team have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 101.