UPDATE: Motorist dies in M1 lorry crash

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One person has died following a collision between two lorries on the M1 this morning.

The crash involving the two HGVs happened at around 7am on the northbound carriageway of the M1 between junction 13 and 14 for Milton Keynes.

The motorway remains closed, causing seven miles of queues, while investigations are underway. It is expected to reopen late this afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Thames Valley Police said: “At around 7am there was a fatal accident on the northbound stretch of the M1 between junctions 13 and 14.”

The accident is causing long delays in the area and on all surrounding routes. Diversions are in place.