One person has reportedly been killed after a multi-car pile-up on the M1 motorway near Luton on Monday morning.
The incident involved six vehicles and occurred at 5.41am.
The road between junctions 9-13 northbound remained closed as of mid-morning, while southbound was unaffected.
The BBC cites officers from Bedfordshire Police as stating the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and that “several others were seriously injured.”
A Bedfordshire police spokesman told Huffington Post UK the force was looking for a red car and a white van in connection with the incident.
RTC Update: Officers still dealing. M1 Motorway Northbound J9 - 13 will remain closed for next 2-3hrs. Please avoid area— Bedfordshire Police (@bedspolice) September 15, 2014
M1 motorway closed northbound at junction 9 after serious collision. Reopens at junc 13. Motorists advised to avoid the area.— Bedfordshire Police (@bedspolice) September 15, 2014