UPDATE: Police still searching for driver who fled after smash closes road near Sheffield

The scene of the crash. Photo: Derbyshire Police

The scene of the crash. Photo: Derbyshire Police

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A major road near Sheffield was closed due to a serious accident - as police continue to search for a driver who fled the scene.

Dronfield Bypass (A61)between Sheffield and Chesterfield was closed (Chesterfield-bound carriageway) last night due to a serious accident.

Derbyshire Police are still looking for the driver of a black Renault Clio who was involved in the accident who appears to have fled the scene.

The driver of the Clio was involved in a smash with a pick-up truck on the road and the resultant crash scattered debris across the road.

The crash also led to several other smaller impacts between motorists on the road, Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed.

If you have information about the incident, call police on 101.

The scene of the crash. Photo: Derbyshire Police

The scene of the crash. Photo: Derbyshire Police