Man dies on M1 in Leicestershire after getting trapped between van and barrier

A man has died on the M1 in Leicestershire after getting trapped between a van and the barrier of the hard shoulder.

Leicestershire Police are asking for any motorists who saw a white Mercedes Sprinter van on the M1 last night (Wednesday 3 April) to come forward.

The van was found on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway, between junction 22 for Markfield and junction 23 for Shepshed at around 10.30pm yesterday.

When officers arrived, a man was found trapped between the van and the barrier. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other people in the vehicle.

Detective Constable Pete Davies is investigating the incident. He said: “I am asking for anyone who was travelling on the M1, especially on the northbound side, to come forward if you saw a white Mercedes van on the hard shoulder.”

“Did you notice anything untoward or did you see the vehicle prior to it stopping? If you have a dashcam in your vehicle, please check it for any footage it may have recorded.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Police on 101, quoting incident 737 of 3 April.