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Fresh appeal after two men died in M62 horror smash near Leeds

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Police investigating a fatal crash on the M62 near Leeds have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The horror collision happened on Monday, April 2 at about 2.30am at the top of the westbound exit slip road at junction 26 of the M62.

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Adam Afsar, 34, and Jason Wilby, 27, from Dewsbury, died following the crash.

They were travelling in a white Skoda Octavia which collided with a black Vauxhall Insignia, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said.

The spokesperson added: "The black vehicle was travelling the wrong way down the motorway slip road.

"Both men died as a result of their injuries."

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene for causing death by dangerous driving, but was released earlier this month pending further investigation.

The force's Major Collision Enquiry team, leading the investigation, have today (Thursday) renewed their appeal for anyone with information to get in touch.

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They are urging people who were in the area of junction 26 on or around the time of the collision, who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision and in particular, anyone who has any dash cam footage, to come forward.

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Officers also want to speak to drivers of any heavy goods vehicles who may have been travelling on the stretch of the M62, or any motorists near the Chain Bar roundabout, before the slip road.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 212 of April 2.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.