Crash victim identified

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A WOMAN who died in a car smash on the M1 southbound has been identified.

Police have named Joanne Byrne (46), of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, as the driver who died when her Ford people carrier hit the central reservation just south of junction 29 at 6.50pm on Wednesday March 9.

Both lanes were closed until 1.15am the next day.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 01773 572929.