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Two dead after elderly man drives wrong way down motorway

Two people have died in a crash on the M1 motorway after an 87-year-old drove down it the wrong way, according to the BBC.

The crash happened on the southbound stretch of motorway near Kegworth at around 2:00am this morning. A blue Mazda Premacy people carrier and a white Ford Transit van were involved, police said.

The 87-year-old and a 27-year-old passenger in the white van were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was taken to hospital and is said to be in a ‘stable condition’.

The M1 between junction 24 and 25 going southbound and one lane on the northbound road have been closed, causing major tailbacks. It is currently unclear when the M1 will reopen fully.

Prior to the crash, police say they had received reports of a car travelling along the busy motorway in the wrong direction.

Police are now calling for anyone who can shed light on the situation to get in touch by ringing police on 101 quoting incident 23 on the 12th of October, 2015.

Back in 2013 a drunk woman was caught driving down a motorway hard shoulder for seven miles.

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