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

Eight people died in the Bank Holiday crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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