Two people die in M1 motorway collision

Two people have died in a collision on the M1 motorway.

The collision happened at around 4.10pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 4 July) on the southbound carriageway between junction 20 for Lutterworth and junction 19 known as the Catthorpe interchange.

It involved three vehicles, a white Fiat 500, a black Vauxhall Corsa and a white cabbed HGV lorry with a red container.

The driver and passenger in the Fiat, two men in their fifties, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Corsa received hospital treatment for minor injuries. The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The motorway was closed to allow for officers to carry out an investigation of the scene and re-opened last night by Highways England traffic officers.

Detective Sergeant Mark Watling is appealing for witnesses and is asking anyone who saw the involved vehicles beforehand or saw the collision to please contact him.

He said: “I am also keen to speak to anyone who hasn’t as yet contacted police to please get in touch. The information you have could help our investigation so please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 454 of 4 July.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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