Woman dies in Northamptonshire M1 accident

A woman has died in an accident on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The body of the 49-year-old was found on the northbound carriageway at junction 16 at about midnight.

Police said she was hit by at least one vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigations are under way and police are appealing for witnesses.

The M1 between junction 16 to Daventry and junction 18 to Rugby was closed in both directions for several hours, but has now reopened.

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