Lancashire man dead in M1 lorry crash


A 46-year-old man from Lancashire was declared dead at the scene of the M1 crash yesterday, police have confirmed.

The victim was driving a DAF lorry when it left the motorway and collided with a number of trees at around 7.40am.

It happened between junction 15 and 14 on the southbound carriageway of the M1.

The passenger, a 51-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Coventry Wargrave Hospital where he remains.

The motorway remained open throughout the incident with lanes one and two shut for a short period whist the lorry was recovered.

Investigating officer, Sgt Tony Griffiths of the Roads Policing Unit based at Amersham, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision itself, or saw the vehicle prior to the collision to contact police via 101.

“It is vital that members of the public come forward so we can piece together what happened on this stretch of the M1 yesterday morning.”

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