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  • 4 December 2012, 16:49

BMW Crash: Man Bailed Over Motorway Deaths

A man has been released on police bail after his arrest in connection with a motorway crash that left two people dead and six others injured.

The 25-year-old-man, from east London, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a collision involving two BMWs on the M1 near Watford in Hertfordshire.

The driver and rear seat passengers of one of the cars were killed in the crash, which happened just before 2.40am on Monday.

The two men have not been named by police but were aged 22 and 24 and both from east London.

The injured survivors were taken to hospital for treatment following the crash.

Witnesses reported seeing a scuffle involving survivors and four men who arrived in a Mercedes shortly after the crash.

Five junctions of the motorway and its southbound stretch were closed in both directions for several hours after the crash, which happened between junctions five and four.

The force has appealed for witnesses to the collision or the events leading up to it to contact them on 101.