Police have confirmed several fatalities and four people injured following a major accident on the southbound M1 motorway near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by unsafe driving and are being held in custody, Thames Valley police said in a statement.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by unsafe driving and are being held in custody. "The southbound carriageway between J15 and J14 is now closed and is likely to remain closed for a period of time". They were taken to hospital with a fourth person.
The vehicles were all travelling in the same direction between junctions 15 and 14, police said.
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Ch Insp Henry Parsons, from Thames Valley police, said: "Emergency services are now on the scene responding to this collision and road closures are in place".
"We would ask all motorists to please avoid the area, use alternative routes and await further updates before attempting to travel on this route", Chief Inspector Henry Parsons said.
The Highways Agency has advised anyone travelling south to exit at junction 15 and take the A508 southbound through Roade and Grafton Regis to the A508/A5/A422 roundabout at Deanshanger. We appreciate motorists' patience while we deal with this serious incident. People can call the Thames Valley police on 101 quoting URN 214 of 26 August.
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