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M1 closed in Bedfordshire after fatal lorry crash

The scene of the M1 crash
A lorry driver was killed in the three-vehicle crash

A man has died in a crash involving three lorries on the M1 in Bedfordshire.

The collision on the southbound carriageway happened at 03:30 BST between junctions 13 and 14, near Milton Keynes.

The dead man was the driver of one of the lorries involved in the crash. Two other lorry drivers sustained minor injuries.

The motorway reopened at about noon, police said.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "Crews in three ambulances and two cars attended and carried out treatment on scene before taking the three casualties to hospital."

A Bedfordshire police spokeswoman said an investigation was under way.

Bedfordshire fire service said five appliances were sent to the scene.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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