Two people die in M1 motorway collision

Two people have died in a collision on the M1 motorway yesterday afternoon.

The collision happened at around 4.10pm on the southbound carriageway between Junction 20 for Lutterworth and Junction 19 known as the Catthorpe Interchange.

It involved three vehicles; a white Fiat 500, a black Vauxhall Corsa and a white HGV lorry.

The driver and passenger in the Fiat, who were both in their 50s, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Corsa received hospital treatment for minor injuries. The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The motorway was closed to allow for officers to carry out an investigation of the scene and re-opened last night by Highways England traffic officers.

Detective Sergeant Mark Watling is appealing for witnesses and is asking anyone who saw the vehicles beforehand or the collision to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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