UPDATE: Lorry driver dies in M1 crash

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A lorry driver has died after his vehicle careered off of the M1 onto an embankment.

The man died following the crash between junction 15 for Northampton and 14 for Milton Keynes at 7.40am this morning. It is still unknown why the lorry left the motorway.

A passenger travelling with the deceased suffered serious injuries. He was taken by air ambulance to Coventry Hospital.

Two lanes of the M1 southbound remained closed until this afternoon, while work continued to recover the lorry from the road.