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Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision on the M1

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Police officers investigating a fatal collision on the northbound M1 are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened around 12.30pm on Friday, 22nd March between junctions 30 and 31 northbound, approximately a mile from Woodall Services.

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Due to the location of the crash, South Yorkshire Police officers attended and their officers worked in conjunction with Derbyshire Constabulary at the scene of the incident – which closed the road for nine hours.

DC Rich Howiss, from Derbyshire police’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “From our initial investigations, we understand that a white Volkswagen Crafter van had stopped in lane one, possibly due to a mechanical problem. It was hit by a red Ford KA, and then the KA was subsequently hit by a coach.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the VW van, 83-year-old Derek Jacobs of Edgware, Middlesex, died at the scene. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

The driver and passenger of the KA were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. The driver remains in hospital in a serious condition.

DC Howiss continues: “We would urge anyone who was on the M1 travelling in either direction, who witnessed the collision, or who has dash cam footage to get in touch.”
Any footage that may be of use to officers should be downloaded onto another device and safely kept for officers to view.

If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch with Derbyshire Police on 101 or by using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 19000148247 and the name of the officer in the case, DC Rich Howiss, in any correspondence.

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