Driver dead after lorry hits A1(M) bridge in North Yorkshire

A1(M) crash
There were long queues on the road for much of the day. Credit: National Highways

A driver has died after his lorry hit a bridge on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire.

The 31-year-old was travelling on the southbound carriageway when he collided with the bridge between junction 48 for Boroughbridge and junction 47 for Allerton Park.

The motorway was closed following the incident at around 2.20am on Wednesday.

National Highways said the central barrier was damaged and a clean-up was required following an oil spill.

The southbound carriageway remained closed for most of the day, but North Yorkshire Police said two lanes were expected to open in time for Wednesday's evening rush hour.

Officers want to speak to witnesses.

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