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M1 crash in Bedfordshire: Two lorry drivers killed

M1 crash in Bedfordshire: Two lorry drivers killed

The southbound side of the M1 remains closed following the crash
Two lorry drivers have died in a crash on the M1 that led to the road being shut for hours.The crash at about 06:45 GMT happened on the southbound side between junction 12 at Flitwick and 13 near Bedford. An air ambulance was sent but both lorry drivers died at the scene, Bedfordshire Police said.The northbound carriageway of the motorway reopened at about 13:00. Police said the southbound would remain shut "until further notice".Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.
Motorists have been urged to avoid the area
The lorry drivers' next-of-kin have been informed, police said.Sgt Aaron Murphy said: "This was a serious collision which has taken the lives of two people so we are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage from around that time, so we can piece together the circumstances which led to this tragic incident."I'd also like to thank the public for their co-operation and patience during the recovery operation."
Bedford
Bedfordshire Police
Flitwick
M1 motorway
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