Man died after being hit by car on M1 in Leicestershire

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M1 between junction 20 and 21 in LeicestershireImage source, Highways England
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The M1 southbound in Leicestershire was closed for several hours

A man died after he walked on to the M1 and was hit by a car shortly after he crashed his own vehicle.

Police said a car went down the embankment between junctions 20 and 21, southbound, in Leicestershire, just before 01:15 BST on Sunday.

The man was taken to hospital afterwards and later died.

The M1 southbound was closed for several hours and re-opened at about 10:30 BST. Police have appealed for eyewitnesses and dashcam footage.

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