Driver dies in M1 collision

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:59
Dated: 11 April 2019 08:57:51

A 61-year-old man was killed in a road traffic collision on the M1 yesterday morning.

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision which happened at 7.12am on Wednesday 10 April.

The man’s Peugeot Boxer van was travelling south between junction 35 and 34 when it’s believed it collided with the central reservation before swerving across the carriageway towards the hard shoulder. The van then overturned on top of the crash barrier.

Despite efforts from the public, the police and paramedics to revive him, the driver was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident resulted in both sides of the motorway being closed, the southbound side for a number of hours.

The family of the driver has been notified. Officers would ask that the public refrain from posting speculation or potentially distressing content about the collision online. We will not be releasing any further details about the man involved at this time.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who saw or has dash-cam footage of what happened to come forward. If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 164 of 10 April 2019. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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