Victim of Leicestershire motorway pile-up identified

Junction 21A M1 motorway Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The crash happened near the junction of the A46 and the M1 in Leicestershire

The victim of a crash that closed the southbound lane of the M1 in Leicestershire on Sunday has been identified.

Anne Pattrick, 72, of Boston, Lincolnshire, died at the scene in the four-vehicle crash at Junction 21A.

The driver of the car that Mrs Pattrick was travelling in remains in hospital in Coventry in a stable condition.

A 30-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail.

A passenger in one of the other vehicles involved in the accident has been released from Leicester Royal Infirmary after treatment.

Leicestershire Police have asked for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

It happened at about 08:00 BST near the junction with the A46.

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