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Appeal after pedestrian dies on M1 motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died on the M1 motorway in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Major Collision and Enquiry Team (MCET) would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident which took place on the M1 Northbound between junctions 39 and 40 at around 1am.

A DAF XF lorry collided with 35-year-old male pedestrian, who was walking in lane one of the carriageway. The 35-year-old suffered serious injuries and was pronounced to have died at the scene.

Sergeant Carl Quinn of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, said:

It is known the victim had initially been walking north on the southbound carriageway then crossed to the northbound where the collision occurred, and I would like to speak to anyone who saw him on the motorway prior to the collision or who perhaps saw him walk onto the M1 itself.

We would also like to speak with anyone who has dash-cam footage of the incident, the lorry or the male in the moments leading up to the collision.

– Sergeant Carl Quinn, Major Collision and Enquiry Team

Anyone who has information is asked to contact MCET on 101 referencing crime number 13180081365.


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