Several dead following three-vehicle crash on M1

Several people have died and four people have been taken to hospital following a crash on the M1 near to Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes.

Officers were called to a report of a three vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 14, shortly before 3.15am this morning (26 August).

The collision involved two lorries and a minibus, which were travelling in the same direction.

It’s believed the minibus had travelled from the Nottingham area.

The northbound carriageway is still shut Credit: Highways England

Motorists are advised to avoid the area while the emergency services work at the scene.

The southbound carriageway between J15 and J14 is currently closed and is likely to remain closed for a significant amount of time.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are in custody.

Emergency services are currently on the scene responding to this collision and road closures are in place. We would ask all motorists to please avoid the area, use alternative routes and await further updates before attempting to travel on this route. We appreciate motorists’ patience while we deal with this serious incident.

Chief Inspector Henry Parsons from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing