Woman arrested over dangerous driving following death of two children on the M1 near Milton Keynes

    A 35-year-old woman has been arrested.

    A 35-year-old woman from Derby, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle when above the prescribed limit of alcohol.

    She remains in custody.

    Thames Valley Police said the crash took place on the northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15 near Milton Keynes at 11.10pm on Monday night.

    The collision involved a white Vauxhall Astra and a Scania HGV.

    Two children, aged 4 and 10, who were passengers in the Astra tragically died.

    Another child passenger in the Astra and the driver were taken to hospital with injuries but have since been discharged.

    The driver of the HGV was uninjured.

    The motorway was closed in both directions last night and reopened on Tuesday morning.

    Investigating officer Sergeant Dominic Mahon said: "My thoughts remain with the family of the two children who sadly died at this extremely difficult time.

    "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this collision or anyone who may have dash-cam footage that may have captured what happened, or either of the vehicles prior to the collision to please get in touch.

    "You can make a report by calling 101 or online, quoting reference 43210356500."

    Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

    READ MORE - BREAKING: Two children tragically die in fatal collision near Milton Keynes

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