Northampton

M1 transporter crash victims named as Rossi husband and wife

M1 crash
Image caption A blue vehicle transporter crossed the northbound carriageway to the southbound

Two people who died when a vehicle transporter crossed the central reservation into traffic on the M1 have been named as Maria Rossi, also known as Olga, and her husband Dario Rossi.

Olga Rossi, 80, was driving southbound with Dario, 85, as the passenger when the transporter crossed carriageways between junctions 14 and 15 on Monday.

The transporter overturned onto their car and the couple, from Dunmow in Essex, died at the scene.

Several other people were injured.

The collision happened at about 14:50 BST on Monday and the motorway was closed until about 04:50 on Tuesday.

Northamptonshire Police said crash investigations were ongoing.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites