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2 men arrested after 8 killed in M1 accident near Milton Keynes

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 26/08/2017. Milton Keynes, UK. REMAINS OF MINIBUS PICTURED RIGHT UNDERNEATH TARPAULIN. The sceneon the M1 motorway near Newport Pagnell after a crash involving a minibus and two lorries. Police say that several people are dead and four others have been taken to hospital after the accident on the southbound carriageway in the early hours of this morning. Photo credit: Ben Cawthra/LNP
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Eight people have died after a crash involving two lorries and a minibus on the M1 near Milton Keynes.

Two men – a 31-year-old from Worcestershire and a 53-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent – have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The former is also in custody on suspicion of driving while over the alcohol limit following the collision at just before 3. 15 am on Saturday.

The particular vehicles collided while traveling on the southbound carriageway between junctions 15 plus 14.

Four people, which includes one child, were used to the hospital with accidental injuries.

All those killed plus injured were traveling within the minibus.

Ollie Miller, who drove past the scene on Saturday morning, told Sky News: “It looked horrible, the two lorries were smashed badly and I could see a car or minibus beneath one of the lorries. It was totally ruined, the car/minibus was generally flat. ”

It really is thought the minibus had journeyed from the Nottingham area.

 

Drivers are advised to avoid the area while crisis services work at the scene.

The southbound carriageway between J15 and J14, near to Newport Pagnell, will stay closed for a substantial amount of time, law enforcement said.

chief Inspector Henry Parsons stated: “Emergency services are presently around the scene responding in order to this collision and street closures have been in place.

“We would ask all drivers to please avoid the particular area, use alternative paths and await further up-dates before attempting to journey on this route. All of us appreciate motorists’ patience whilst we cope with this severe incident.

“I would attractiveness to anyone that witnessed the particular collision and it has not however spoken to officers in order to please call us. Anyone that has any information which usually could assist the analysis should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police inquiry center on 101. inch

 

SOURCE: news.sky.com

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