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Coach driver arrested following fatal M1 crash

The driver of a double decker coach has been arrested following a fatal crash on the M1 in Bedfordshire this morning.

Scene of the crash in Bedfordshire Credit: ITV News, Anglia

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 12 and 13 at around 6.45am. Three men in the car, who were pronounced dead at the scene, were taken to Bedford Hospital.

Police have confirmed two of the men were from Buckinghamshire and one was from the London area.

A fourth man who was in the car remains in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious injuries, he is also from Buckinghamshire.

None of the young people on board the coach, which was travelling from Kent, were hurt.

The driver of the coach from Travel Masters was arrested at the scene and taken to Luton Police station to be questioned.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information can contact police, in confidence, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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