Tyne & Wear

Lorry kills pedestrian on A1 motorway in Bowburn

A1(M) Image copyright Google
Image caption The accident happened just before Bowburn Services on the A1(M)

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.

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