Man in 60s dies in hospital while woman remains critical after M1 smash


A man aged in his 60s has died following a serious two-car collision on the M1 over the weekend.

Police are re-issuing an appeal for witnesses and information following the fatal incident which took place on southbound carriageway on Sunday, February 22.

The crash happened just after 9.40am between Junction 7 and Junction 6A just before the exit slip road to the M25 junction when, for reasons currently unknown, a black Renault Clio in the central lane was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Astra.

The passenger of the Clio, a man in his 60s, died in St George’s Hospital yesterday.

A second passenger, a woman in her 50s, remains in St Mary’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the Clio, a woman in her 40s, received slight injuries and was taken to Watford General Hospital.

The male driver and sole occupant of the Astra, also in his 40s, received slight injuries and was also taken to Watford General Hospital.

The road was closed until approximately 1pm.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit are investigating the collision.

PC Matthew Bill said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time and a specially trained Family Liaison Officer is supporting them.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to it.

WDashboard mounted cameras are becoming increasingly popular with motorists and I would ask anyone who was travelling on this section of the road around time of the collision, with such a camera, to contact me as they may have captured vital information that could assist our investigation.”

Call Herts Police using the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 175 of February 22, with information.