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Fatal crash on M1 near Rugby

A man's died in a crash on the M1 near Rugby.

Police were called shortly after 7am this morning (Friday 4th October) following a report of a collision involving a car – a silver BMW X3 – and a lorry on the southbound carriageway, just after junction 20, for Lutterworth.

Officers attended, along with colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service. The driver of the car, a man, died at the scene.

The southbound carriageway of the motorway remains closed between junction 20 and junction 19, for Catthorpe.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “The road remains closed while officers carry out enquiries and I would ask motorists to use alternative routes at this time.

“While our investigation is in its early stages, I would like to ask anyone travelling on the M1 at around 7am today to come forward.

“If you have a dashcam installed in your vehicle – or you saw what happened – please contact police. I would also like to speak to anyone who saw either the lorry or the car travelling between junction 21 and junction 20 prior to the collision occurring.”

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