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Driver changing wheel dies on M1 in Northamptonshire

A man died when he was hit by a van while changing a tyre on his van on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The 50-year-old, from Nottingham, stopped on the southbound hard shoulder, near junction 16 in Daventry, on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said it appeared that he was in the process of changing a wheel.

He was struck by a van and died at the scene. The man had been driving a Mercedes Vito, police said.

The incident happened about one mile south of the Heyford/Daventry junction and caused six miles of tailbacks for several hours.

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