UPDATED: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on M62

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A man in his 20s died after being hit by a car on the M62 near Castleford in the early hours of Saturday.

The collision occurred just after 3.40am and involved a red Volkswagen Polo and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Yorkshire Police had received a number of calls relating to a man walking along the M62 prior to the collision and notified the Highways Agency but did not dispatch officers to the scene.

A voluntary referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Anyone with any information should call 101.