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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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.


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