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Lorry driver convicted after M1 crash which killed eight people

Masierak is one of two HGV drivers involved in the crash. Credit: PA / Elizabeth Cook

A lorry driver has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorway crash which killed eight people.

Ryszard Masierak, from Evesham in Worcestershire, is one of two HGV drivers who were involved in the M1 pile-up on August 26 last year.

The M1 pile-up killed eight and seriously injured four people. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Polish national was found guilty of ​eight counts of c​ausing death​ and four counts of causing serious injury ​by dangerous driving at Reading Crown Court today.

​The jury has been sent home to continue their deliberations tomorrow on charges faced by another lorry driver.