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Driver killed in motorway river plunge

Map of A1(M) crossing the River Don near Doncaster

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The car is believed to have gone into the River Don at about 06:30 BST

A man was killed when the car he was in plunged off a motorway and into the River Don in South Yorkshire.

The victim, who has not been named, was found in the vehicle when it was recovered from the water.

The car is believed to have gone into the river, near Doncaster, at about 06:30 BST.

The northbound carriageway of the A1(M) has been closed between junctions 36 and 37 and is expected to remain shut until Monday afternoon.

South Yorkshire Police said officers remained at the scene and regional underwater search teams were assisting with the operation.

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