A motorist has died following a crash on the M1 in the very early hours of this morning.
The crash happened on the northbound carriageway of the M1 between junction 6 and junction 6A for the M25, between 12.45am and 1am today (Monday).
The vehicle came to a rest on the central verge. The driver was rushed to hospital but he died a short while later.
There is no suggestion from police that anyone else was travelling in the vehicle.
The northbound carriageway was shut throughout the night for investigation work to be carried out but the road is now fully open.
The crash happened somewhere along this stretch of motorway between Bricket Wood and the M25
The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit has launched an investigation into the single-vehicle collision.
Police believe the black Galaxy travelled up from j1 at Brent Cross, north London.
Sergeant James Wood, from the BCH unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the driver at what is a very distressing time for them. We have launched an investigation in order to determine how the collision occurred.
“We believe the vehicle travelled up from junction 1 so we would be very keen to hear from anyone travelling on that stretch of motorway who thinks they saw the vehicle prior to the collision.
“If you have a dash cam fitted to your vehicle and believe you may have captured the Ford Galaxy on your footage earlier this morning, then we would really like to speak to you.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference ISR 51 of August 26.