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FATAL COLLISION: Police appeal for witnesses after coach driver killed in collision near Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 30th January 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal road traffic collision on the M1 today (Sunday, January 30).

The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway, between junction 8 for Hemel Hempstead and junction 9 for Redbourn, at just before 5.25am.

A lorry, a coach and a silver Volkswagen Polo were involved.

Sadly, the driver of the coach, a man aged in his 50s, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of driving above the alcohol limit and causing death by dangerous driving. She remains in police custody at this time.

The road is currently expected to remain closed for several more hours while investigations continue and carriageway repairs are completed.

Sergeant Simon Cooper, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“Our enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances around what happened and we are appealing for any witnesses who haven’t yet spoken to police to please come forward. We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have captured dash cam footage of the incident, or of the vehicles travelling in the area prior to it.”

Anyone with information is asked to please email simon.cooper@herts.police.uk

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 124 of 30 January, 2022.

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