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Northampton family in fatal crash on M1

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Police, who are investigating the motorway crash which killed an entire family, have named the victims.

A baby boy, his sister and both their parents all died after a lorry ran into the rear of their car on the M1 on 30th September.

They family have been named as Murtaza Khambaty aged 30, Tasneem, his wife was 31, their daughter Sakina who was four and their son Hussein who was nine months old.

The family, lived in East Hunsbury, near Northampton, were returning home after an evening out when the crash happened at approximately 12.20am.

They were travelling north on the M1 and their blue Ford Escort was between two lorries.

The motorway gantry signs were indicating that two lanes were closing ahead and so all three vehicles reduced speed and moved into the slow lane.

Another articulated lorry that had been travelling to the rear of the group also changed lanes but hit the back of the Khambaty’s car and nudged it into the two trucks the police have said.

No cones were present on the motorway when the collision took place and the road remained closed for over five hours following the collision.

A 46 year old lorry driver was arrested but has subsequently been bailed to return to Dunstable police station on 7th October.

The Khambatys did not have relatives in England but family members will travel from India, and are expected to arrive early next week, police said.