Woman dies in eight-vehicle pile-up on M1 near Rugby - The Rugby Observer

Woman dies in eight-vehicle pile-up on M1 near Rugby

Rugby Editorial 9th Mar, 2020   0

A WOMAN died after an eight-vehicle pile-up on the M1 near Rugby on Sunday (March 8).

The crash happened at 5.25am on the northbound carriageway, around one mile north of junction 18.

The vehicles involved were a silver Ford Focus, a red Hyundai i20, a blue Mazda 3 Sport, a white Citroen Relay, a white DAF LGV, a white Mercedes LGV, a black Volvo V40 and a silver Mini One.

A passenger in the Mazda, a 57-year-old woman, died at the scene.

Detectives from Northamptonshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Det Insp Louise Hemingway said: “We are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was driving northbound between junctions 18 and 19 of the M1 between 5.10am and 5.30am, as well as anyone who drove through the scene of the collision.

“We are also interested in talking to anyone driving on the M1 at that time who may have dashcam footage.

“If those drivers could please contact us to let us know what they saw, including whether they saw any vehicles driving erratically, that would be very helpful.”

Contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, stating incident number 101 of March 8.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Rugby Observer newspaper.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.