M1 fatal crash: Car involved in collision had broken down

Traffic queuing on the M1
Image caption Traffic queuing on the M1 following the collision

A car involved in a fatal crash on the M1 on Tuesday had broken down, police have said.

Northamptonshire Police said the blue Peugeot 307 had been stationary on the inside lane of the northbound carriageway, between junctions 16 and 17, for 15 minutes.

The motorway was closed for seven hours following the crash, which also involved a green Scania HGV.

The car driver, a man from Northampton, died as a result.

He has not been named.

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