Eight killed after minibus and two lorries crash on M1

Eight people have died and four people taken to hospital after a crash on the M1 near Newport Pagnell.

The collision, which took place on the southbound carriage, around 3.15am on Saturday 26 August 2017, involved two lorries and a minibus.

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Lorry driver due in court after M1 crash

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A British lorry driver is due to appear in court over the crash on the M1 in Buckinghamshire that left eight people dead.

Six men and two women in a Ford Transit minibus died after the collision with two lorries on the southbound carriageway near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Four other passsengers, including a five-year-old girl, were also injured in the crash which happened between junctions 15 and 14.

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53 year old David Wagstaff from Stoke on Trent is accused of eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He's due to appear before Milton Keynes Magistrates Court.

A second lorry driver, Ryszard Masierak from Poland has already appeared in court in relation to the crash.

M1 crash: Police reveal three people are in a life-threatening condition

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Police have revealed that a woman, a man and a five-year-old girl who were travelling in the minibus, in the M1 crash in which eight people died, have been taken to hospital where they currently remain in a life-threatening condition.

Another woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Some of those involved were visiting the country from India.

Officers from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing are investigating the circumstances of the collision.

Tragically eight people lost their lives, with four further people seriously injured, and it is our duty to establish the circumstances of what happened.

Officers are working to inform the next of kin of the people who died and specially-trained family liaison officers will be offering them their support. Some of those involved were visiting the UK from India and we are working to keep families abroad informed.

Thames Valley Police has highly trained collision investigators who, over the coming weeks and months, will work to determine what caused this tragedy.

I would like to reiterate it is vitally important that anyone who saw what happened, who has not already spoken to officers, comes forward with information.



M1 crash: pictures emerge from scene after several killed

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Pictures are emerging of a major crash on the M1 which has left several people dead and four in hospital.

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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 (26/8).

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

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

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Stretch of M1 in Northants to be shut for "hours" after serious crash

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Drivers are being warned that the M1 southbound is closed in Northamptonshire after an accident involving a minibus and two LGVs.

All three lanes are closed between junction 15 (Northampton East) and junction 14 (Milton Keynes.)

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Thames Valley Police and the fire service are continuing to work at the scene and the carriageway is likely to remain closed for several hours.

Highways England has set diversion routes from junction 15, with traffic following the A508, A5 and A509 to rejoin the M1 at junction 14. Drivers are being advised to consider alternative routes, including the M40.

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