M1 Crash: Man Bailed

4 December 2012, 10:43

A 25 year old arrested over a crash on the M1 near Watford, Hertfordshire, that left two men dead has been released on bail.

Six other people were taken to hospital for treatment following the crash on the London-bound M1 in the early hours of Monday 3 December 2012.

The collision between two black BMW cars happened shortly before 2.40am between junctions five and four.

The southbound motorway was closed during the Monday morning rush-hour but reopened at 1pm.

A male driver and his front seat passenger were killed, while another two male passengers in the car were taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, central London, with "serious injuries'', a Hertfordshire Police spokeswoman said.

Two men travelling in the other BMW are being treated in Watford General Hospital, although their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, she added.

The two men who died were aged 22 and 24 and from east London.

The man who was arrested is also from east London.  He's been bailed while police carry out further enquiries.