Man in his 50s dies after crash which closed both sides of the M1 in Milton Keynes

Police have sadly confirmed the crash proved to be fatal for one of the two drivers involved

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 8:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st March 2021, 8:32 pm

At around 9.55am between junction 15 Milton Keynes, and Junction 15 Northampton of the M1 Northbound there was a collision between a VW Crafter Flatbed van and a silver cab Volvo Heavy Goods Vehicle with a blue curtain side trailer.

The collision occurred near to a blue Vauxhall Astra which was broken down in lane one of the motorway. The Astra was not struck in the collision and the driver was not injured.

Sadly the driver of the VW flatbed truck, a man in his 50s from Stoke-on-Trent, sustained serious injuries and died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police closed both sides of the M1 after the crash

The driver of the Volvo lorry was uninjured.

Senior investigating officer, Sergeant Daniel Collett from Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Milton Keynes, said: “We are appealing for any drivers, who have not already been spoken to by police officers on scene, who witnessed the collision, or those who may have dash-cam of the moments leading up to the collision, or the collision itself, to contact us.

"We would ask them to call 101 asking for Thames Valley Police and quoting the reference 43210116853."