'Pedestrian' dies after being hit by a car on the M42

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A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the M42 this morning.

The Northbound carriageway is currently closed between J10 for Tamworth and J11 for Burton-Upon-Trent after the incident in the early hours.

It's expected that the Northbound carriageway will remain shut during rush hour. There is also a knock-on effect on the Southbound carriageway, where one lane is closed and there are delays of around an hour.

Superintendent Richard Long, from Warwickshire Police, said: "We're working with Highways England to keep disruption to motorists to a minimum however there will be delays this morning and we would urge motorists to find an alternative route if they can."

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