Two men die after their car crashed into River Don
Way in Sheffield at 19:10 GMT on Saturday. the Two men, aged 20 and 24, were taken to the Northern General
Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Pictures taken at the scene show broken railing on the bridge,
which is where the driver is believed to have smashed through before falling into the River Don below
A heavy police presence remains in the area as investigators try to establish how the incident occurred,
while floral tributes were left at the scene. Police have not yet revealed the identities of the two men.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘At 7.10 pm last night police received reports that a vehicle had
entered the river off Meadowhall Way in Sheffield. ‘Two men aged 20 and 24 were taken to Northern General
Hospital, where they were sadly pronounced dead. ‘Family members have been informed and are being
supported by specially trained police officers.’ The force also cleared up online speculation that the
vehicle was being pursued by police at the time. A spokesman said: ‘The vehicle involved in this incident
was not being pursued or followed by the police.’
They added: ‘It was a very distressing incident for all involved. ‘All emergency services were at the scene
within minutes and entered the water to help. ‘South Yorkshire Police will be releasing further details later.’