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Two die in crash after 'car travels wrong way down M1'

Police are investigating reports of a car travelling the wrong way down the M1 before a crash in which two people died.

The accident involved a blue Mazda Premacy and a white Ford Transit and took place near to junction 24 in Leicestershire at around 2am on Monday.

The 87-year-old male driver of the Mazda and a 27-year-old male passenger in the van were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Leicestershire Police said it had received reports of a car travelling the wrong way down the southbound carriageway of the M1 prior to the collision.

Anyone who has information about the incident or saw either vehicle prior to the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 23 of October 12 2015.

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