Two Men Die In M1 Crash

Two men have died following a collision on the M1 motorway in Leicestershire.

The crash happened at around 2am on Monday, 12 October.

It occurred close to junction 24 of the southbound carriageway and involved a blue Mazda Premacy and a white Ford transit van.

The 87-year-old driver of the Mazda and a 27-year-old, who was a passenger in the van, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van has been taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. He is said to be in a stable condition.

Prior to the collision, Leicestershire Police said it had received reports of a car travelling the wrong away along the southbound carriageway of the M1.

The southbound carriageway and one lane of the northbound remain closed between junction 25 and 24. Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Anyone who has information regarding the accident, or who saw either vehicle prior to the crash, is asked to contact police on 101.


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