Detectives investigating a crash on the M1 on Wednesday (March 10) have released a list of vehicles they would like to speak to the drivers of.
Drivers or occupants of these vehicles are being asked to come forward as it is believed they may have information that could assist officers, police said.
The pile-up, which left a man fighting for his life, led to the motorway being closed for about 12 hours.
Leicestershire Police said in a statement this evening: “From enquiries carried out so far, it’s believed a dark-coloured Vauxhall Astra and a silver Ford Focus will have had to move from the outside lane to avoid colliding with the vehicles involved.”
Drivers of the following vehicles who were travelling northbound between junction 20, for Lutterworth, and junction 21 for Leicester shortly before 6.30pm on Wednesday are also asked to contact police.
These are the six vehicles that have been identified:
- A red Fiat Panda
- A white Volkswagen SUV (most likely a T-Roc)
- A black Ford Transit van
- A dark-coloured, possibly grey, Vauxhall Corsa (2015 model)
- A silver Renault Master van or Vauxhall Vivaro, which was travelling behind a Skoda Octavia
- A white Mitsubishi L200
After the crash, a man in his 30s was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire to be treated for life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in a critical condition. A number of other people were also taken to hospital as a precaution.
A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of failing to stop was later released under investigation.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “I believe the drivers and any occupants of these vehicles may have information that can assist our ongoing investigation.
“I would therefore ask that these people contact us as soon as they’re able to. I am particularly interested to speak to any drivers who have dashcams installed in their vehicles.”
You can pass on information by visiting the Leicestershire Police website and quoting reference 21*137236. Alternatively, call 101.