Eight people have been killed and four others – including a child – rushed to hospital after a Bank Holiday horror crash involving two lorries and a minibus on the M1.
The motorway was fully closed southbound between junction 15 at Northampton and junction 14 at Milton Keynes in the wake of the devastating smash.
The tragedy, which occurred in the early hours of today, sparked traffic chaos, with shocked road users describing the scene of the collision as “absolutely horrific”.
All of the dead and injured victims were travelling in the minibus, which was crushed “flat” in the crash. The drivers of the two lorries have since been arrested.
One eyewitness has described how he fought to save a little girl who was trapped in the minibus for around an hour, giving her his jacket to keep her warm.
Brett Smith said: “A family has been destroyed.
“I held a little …