A male who fled the scene of yesterday’s fatal M1 incident has still not been found, police have said.

Emergency services were called just before 5am after a BMW and a Kia crashed on the southbound carriageway near the M25 junction (6A).

Two people travelling in the BMW fled, but shortly after a pedestrian – believed to be a man involved in the first crash – was hit by a van travelling northbound between junctions 6 and 8.

The 58-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Herts Police today (August 1) confirmed the other BMW occupant, described by the force as “an Asian male”, has so far evaded officers.

Asked about items recovered from the crash, a police spokesperson told the Watford Observer that “nothing of note at the scene related to criminality”.

Following the incident, Sergeant Ian Manley said: “We believe the man who passed away was travelling in one of the vehicles involved in the first collision. We are still working to trace the other person who left the scene prior to our arrival.”

The Kia and van drivers remained at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Requesting information and dash cam footage from the public, Sgt Manley added: “I am particularly interested in speaking to a coach driver who was driving north on the M1 at the time of the incident and may have crucial information.”

Anyone with information has been asked to email ian.manley@cambs.police.uk or call 101, quoting ISR 64 of 31 July, 2023.