Van driver (61) killed in single-vehicle M1 crash this morning

A VAN driver involved in a single-vehicle collision on the M1 this morning (Wednesday) died at the scene.

Police said the 61-year-old man’s vehicle overturned after colliding with a barrier on the M1 southbound between junctions 34 and 35 at around 7.10am

Emergency services attended but the 61-year-old driver sadly died at the scene,” said a police spokeswoman.

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“His family members have been informed and are being supported by our officers.

“The M1 southbound is currently closed between junctions 34 and 35 and is expected to re-open in the next hour.

“The northbound M1 has now re-opened after closing to allow the Air Ambulance to land.”

An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 164 of April 10 2019.