Motorist killed after slamming into truck on M1 at Yatala

Another life has been lost on the M1, this time at Yatala.

A motorist was travelling north on the motorway when he suffered engine trouble at around 9:07pm on Monday night.

The man slowed his vehicle and stopped in the left hand lane.


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A truck driver following did the right thing.  He slowed down and switched on his hazard lights before parking behind the broken down vehicle.

But then a van travelling in the same direction ran into the back of the truck.

As a result the van’s driver, a man aged in his late 20s and only person inside, died at the scene.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash or observed the vehicle prior to the crash to contact the Springwood Forensic Crash Unit on 38095277 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Three lanes of the M1 were closed for a short time.

Investigations are continuing.