A MAN has died after a van overturned and collided with a barrier on the M1 this morning.

At 7.10am, it was reported that a van had overturned and been in collision with a barrier on the M1 southbound between junctions 34 and 35.

Emergency services attended but the 61-year-old driver died at the scene.

His family members have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. The M1 southbound is currently closed between junctions 34 and 35 and is expected to re-open in the next hour.

The northbound M1 has now re-opened after closing to allow the Air Ambulance to land.

A police spokesperson said: "An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 164 of April 10."