M1 crash in Bedfordshire: Two lorry drivers killed

Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption The southbound side of the M1 remains closed following the crash Two lorry drivers have died in a crash on the M1 that led to the road being shut for hours.The crash at about 06:45 GMT happened on the southbound side between junction 12 at Flitwick and…

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The southbound aspect of the M1 stays closed following the crash

Two lorry drivers have died in a crash at the M1 that resulted in the street being close for hours.

The crash at about 06: 45 GMT took place at the southbound aspect between junction 12 at Flitwick and 13 close to Bedford.

An air ambulance was once despatched however each lorry drivers died on the scene, Bedfordshire Police stated.

The northbound carriageway of the dual carriageway reopened at about 13: 00. Police stated the southbound would stay close “till additional realize”.

Motorists had been instructed to keep away from the realm.

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Motorists had been suggested to keep away from the realm

The lorry drivers’ next-of-kin had been knowledgeable, police stated.

Sgt Aaron Murphy stated: “This was once a significant collision which has taken the lives of 2 folks so we’re prepared to listen to from somebody who can have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam photos from round that point, so we will piece in combination the instances which resulted in this tragic incident.

“I might additionally love to thank the general public for his or her co-operation and endurance throughout the restoration operation.”