Leicester

Man died after being hit by car on M1 in Leicestershire

M1 between junction 20 and 21 in Leicestershire Image copyright Highways England
Image caption 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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