These are the latest photos of the M1 in Leicestershire, where two people were killed in a crash earlier this morning.
Police are investigating reports a car travelled the wrong way down the motorway prior to the crash in the early hours.
The southbound carriageway remains closed.
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Police are investigating reports a car was travelling the wrong way along the M1 before a crash in the early hours which left two men dead.
The accident, involving a Mazda Premacy and Ford transit van, happened at about 2am on the southbound carriageway near to junction 24.
The 87-year-old driver of the Mazda and a 27-year-old man, who was a passenger in the van, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The southbound carriageway and one lane of the northbound carriageway are currently closed between junction 25 and 24 and are expected to remain shut for most of the morning.
A "major accident" closed both carriageways of the M1 in Leicestershire this morning.
The accident, involving two vehicles, occurred between J25 A52 (Nottingham / Derby) and J24 A6 / A50 / A453 (Kegworth / East Midlands Airport).
Two lanes on the northbound carriageway have since reopened but the southbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for much of the morning.
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