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Coach driver released on bail after fatal M1 crash

A coach driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash on the M1 has been released on bail.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal collision. Credit: ITV Anglia

Three men travelling in an Audi A3 died when their car was was involved in a collision with a coach on the hard shoulder of the motorway early on Saturday morning.

The victims of the crash included the driver, a man in his 50s from London, and two men in their 20s who were returning to their Buckinghamshire homes following a night out in London.

A fourth passenger, also in his 20s, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital following surgery.

Coach driver arrested after M1 crash kills three

The driver of a coach involved in a fatal collision with a car on the M1 has been arrested, police say.

The crash occurred on the northbound carriageway of the M1 in Bedfordshire, killing three men in the stationary car.

A fourth man who was in the car remains in hospital with serious injuries, while none on board the coach were said to be hurt.

The coach driver is currently being interviewed in Luton, with Bedfordshire Police appealing for witnesses.

'Serious blessing' not more people killed in M40 crash

Police say it is a "serious blessing" that more people were not killed in the 40-car pile-up on the M40.

One person was declared dead at the scene following the crash near Oxfordshire in foggy conditions this morning.

Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, head of Thames Valley Police's roads police team, said the crash was an "extraordinary" and unusual accident.

"It is a horrible scene and ultimately one person has lost their life and several are seriously injured as a result. It is awful, whatever way you dress it up," he said at the crash scene.

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