A man was arrested last night after a 10-vehicle motorway collision which killed one person and injured several others.
Ambulance crews from two regions were called to the scene at the junction of the M42 and A42 in north-west Leicestershire where a lorry, a van and eight cars collided shortly after 8.40am yesterday.
The lorry and one of the cars were on fire when the emergency services arrived and one person was confirmed dead at the scene.
A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said eight other people were taken to hospital. Three went to Burton Hospital and three to Leicester Royal Infirmary, all with minor injuries, East Midlands Ambulance Service said. Two more people were flown by air ambulance to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
The carriageway was temporarily closed to traffic but partially reopened last night.
A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Leicester Police on 0116 222 22 22.”