Horse killed in motorway crash in South Yorkshire

The M18 at Thorne
The M18 at Thorne

A horse died in a collision with a car on a South Yorkshire motorway today.

The horse was running loose on the M18, close to junction 6 at Thorne, when it was involved in a collision with a black BMW three series on the northbound carriageway.

South Yorkshire Police said the driver of the car involved escaped unharmed.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 5.40am.