Police name woman, 64, killed in Valentine’s Day crash on M1 near Watford Gap

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A woman killed in an accident on the M1 last Thursday has been named by Northamptonshire Police.

Kathleen Ann Coton, known as Annie, aged 64 and from Epperstone, Nottinghamshire, was a passenger in a silver Mercedes C Class, involved in a collision with a white Mercedes Sprinter van, a mile south of Watford Gap Services.

The collision happened at about 1.20pm, when the C Class was parked on the hard shoulder. The 70-year-old woman driving the car and a 70-year-old man who was a passenger in the car, both sustained life-threatening injuries and remain in hospital.

The 30-year-old man who was driving the Sprinter van was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.