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Pedestrian dies after being struck by lorry on the M1

Detectives from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for motorists with dashcams to come forward following a fatal collision on the M1.

At around 6.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 31 May) emergency services were called to a stretch of the southbound motorway between junctions 22 and 21a, following a report a pedestrian had been struck by a heavy goods vehicle.

Officers attended but the man – who is in his 40s – was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for several hours while further enquiries were undertaken at the scene.

No-one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Detective Constable Kasie Carter, from the SCIU, said: “While we have spoken to a number of people already, I would ask anyone who saw the collision occur to come forward.

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“I’m particularly keen to speak to any motorists with a dashcam in their vehicle or anyone who saw the man prior to the collision. Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could help.”

Contact Leicestershire Police one 101 quoting reference 22*312707.

 

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