WEST Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a man died in crash in Huddersfield.

Simon Hinchliffe, aged 53, from Kirkburton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision which happened on the B6116 Huddersfield Road at the junction with Queens Way South, Kirkburton, shortly after 4pm on Friday.

The white Citroen Berlingo he was driving was involved in a collision with a red Seat Ibiza as both vehicles were travelling on Huddersfield Road towards Kirkburton from Shelley.

A 34-year-old man from Huddersfield, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released under investigation.

The family of Mr Hinchliffe have paid tribute to him. In a statement on behalf of the family, his stepdaughter Melissa Kilner said: “We are devastated to announce the death of our caring and beloved Simon. He was a doting husband, son, father, stepdad, brother and friend to many.

“Everyone will miss his kind and loving nature and his unique sense of humour. At this time we ask that you respect our family’s privacy and allow us to grieve in such a difficult and heart-breaking time. Thank you.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle travelling along Huddersfield Road in the time leading up to it, particularly anyone with relevant dashcam footage, is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting reference 13200506869 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat