Pedestrian killed in M1 crash was 45-year-old man

Image courtesy of Highways England.

Image courtesy of Highways England.

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A 45-year-old man from Oxfordshire died at the scene of a crash on the M1, Northamptonshire Police have said.

The man, who was a pedestrian, was involved in a collision with a white Iveco HGV on the M1 Southbound opposite the Northampton Services at junction 15a at about 1.15pm yesterday (Wednesday).

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said this morning the 65-year-old driver of the HGV was shaken but uninjured. The pedestrian died at the scene.

The southbound carriageway was closed for more than eight hours after emergency services were called to the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is requested to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Northamptonshire Police on 101 or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.