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A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, with no one injured in the collision between two trucks. The M1 has been closed to the south at Junction 22 in Leicestershire

A man has died and a large highway was closed overnight between two trucks after an accident.

The crash occurred around 7 p.m. on the south lane of the motorway near Junction 21a in Leicester Forest East, Leicestershire police said in a statement.

A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, with no one injured in the collision.

The M1 remains closed at exit 22 to the south to allow an investigation into the incident.

Police calling for witnesses said in a statement the man was a driver.

Detective Constable John Borlase of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Leicestershire Police said, “We want to speak to anyone who has information about what happened.

“If you have been in the area and seen one of the vehicles before or witnessed the collision, please contact us.

“If you have a dashcam installed in your vehicle and you understand what happened, we’d love to hear from you.

“We would like to thank the public who have been affected by the closure of the M1 for their patience and understanding as we conduct our investigation and try to reopen the road.

“In such incidents, we try to keep the disruptions as low as possible. However, due to the severity of this incident, the road remains closed at this time as some people are still stuck in a traffic jam. ”

Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers is asked to contact 101, citing incident 534 of Sept.. To call December.

M1, Leicester, Leicestershire Police

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Ref: https://www.mirror.co.uk