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M1 traffic LIVE: Major UK motorway closed in both directions as man dies after HGV crash | UK | News

M1 traffic LIVE: Major UK motorway closed in both directions as man dies after HGV crash | UK | News

A man has died after being hit by a HGV on the M1 this morning, with the motorway closed in both directions. Emergency services raced to the scene shortly after 3pm following reports of a crash, with police confirming that a man had also been spotted on a bridge in the moments before the fatal accident. Closures are now in place between J22 (Markfield) and J21A (Leicester) on the major UK motorway. A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police told Express.co.uk: “Detectives are investigating the death of a man on the M1 motorway in Leicestershire. Police received a call shortly before 3.20am today to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a HGV on the southbound carriageway of the M1 – close to junction 22. East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended and pronounced the man dead at the scene. The motorway remains closed in both directions between junction 21a and 22 northbound and 22 and 21 southbound while the incident is dealt with. “Officers are in the early stage of their investigation and are looking …