Nottingham

Police plea over M1 Nottingham pedestrian crash death

M1 junction
Image caption The M1 was closed for several hours between junctions 25 and 26

Police investigating the death of a man who was hit by a van on the M1 have asked for help to trace his movements in the hours leading up to the crash.

Kelvin Cook, from Nuthall, near Nottingham, died after being struck by a Ford Iveco between junctions 25 and 26 at about 07:45 GMT on 19 November.

Mr Cook was walking on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway at the time.

He had been seen in Nottingham city centre about four hours earlier.

PC Simon Roberts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We understand he then somehow travelled to Sandiacre and was walking back from, or through, the Hart Avenue Estate to get to the motorway.

"In order for the coroner to be able to hold a full inquest and for us to complete our investigation, we need to establish what happened in the hours leading up to his death.

"We would like to speak to anyone who may know why Mr Cook had been in Sandiacre, or who was with him between 4am and 7am."

Mr Cook was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham after the crash, where he later died from his injuries.

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