Police probe M1 smash

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POLICE want to hear from witnesses to a collision which caused mayhem on the M1 motorway after a lorry burst into flames.

Officers closed the northbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 36 and 37 - Tankersley and Dodworth - while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

A white DAF LGV apparently swerved to avoid a Mercedes Incident Support Unit vehicle that was parked on the hard shoulder on Tuesday.

Witnesses said they heard a large bang beforehand.

The collision caused the lorry to smash into the nearside crash barrier before careering down the embankment and bursting into flames.