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M1 crash: Woman dies in Christmas Eve collision

M1 crash scene Image copyright Peter Manning
Image caption The woman was pronounced dead at the scene

A woman has been killed in a crash on the M1 late on Christmas Eve.

A number of vehicles were involved in the crash at about 23:15 GMT on the northbound stretch of the motorway, Bedfordshire Police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the force has appealed for any witnesses to come forward - another person suffered minor injuries.

The M1 was closed between junctions 11a, north of Luton and Dunstable, and 12 at Flitwick, but has since reopened.

There was also an unrelated crash on the southbound carriageway between junctions 10 and nine. It is not yet known if there were any injuries.

This stretch of the M1, between Luton Airport and Dunstable, was reopened by 09:00.

Firefighters and paramedics attended both crashes along with the two police forces.

Image copyright Peter Manning
Image caption The M1 was closed between junctions 11a and 12 but has since reopened

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