Police appeal for information following fatal collision on M1 Image: iStock

Collision between two HGVs on the M1 southbound 

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M1 earlier today (Saturday), in which two people have died.

Officers were called just before 6.45am to reports of a collision between two HGVs on the M1 southbound between Junction 13 and Junction 12. Emergency services attended and unfortunately both drivers of the HGVs were pronounced dead at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed.

The southbound carriageway remains closed until further notice so police are able to carry out further recovery and investigative work.

Sergeant Aaron Murphy, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, 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 collision 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or get in touch via the Bedfordshire Police online reporting centre quoting Op Effervescence.