Lorry kills pedestrian on A1 motorway in Bowburn
A pedestrian walking on a motorway has been hit and killed by a lorry.
The crash happened on the A1(M) in County Durham at about 01:55 GMT on Saturday.
Durham Police said the unidentified person was on the northbound carriageway about half a mile south of Bowburn Services and junction 61.
A spokesperson said "a collision has taken place with a heavy goods vehicle causing fatal injuries to the pedestrian".
The road was closed in both directions while investigations were carried out.
Durham Police are appealing for witnesses.