Three people dead after A1 fireball crash between two lorries and four cars

A fireball crash on the A1.

Debris was left strewn across the motorway in County Durham on Thursday evening (Picture: Backgrid)

Three people died in a horrific pile up on the A1 on Thursday evening, police have confirmed.

A lorry burst into flames after the crash in county Durham, which involved two HGVs and four cars.

Several army personnel were visible at the scene of the northbound crash in the immediate aftermath, with debris strewn across the motorway along with severely damaged vehicles.

All the emergency services, including an air ambulance, attended the scene of the accident and Durham Constabulary said in the aftermath that there appeared to have been fatalities.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service previously confirmed that two people had been taken to the University of North Durham Hospital.

Seven fire crews were sent to the scene as well as a heavy rescue unit.

Officers have appealed for motorists to hand over any dashcam footage of the crash.

Several people are feared dead after a huge tanker bursting into flames in a crash on the A1M close to County Durham.

One lorry burst into flames after the crash (Picture: BACKGRID)
Army personnel could be seen at the crash site (Picture: BACKGRID)
The crash involved multiple vehicles (Picture: BACKGRID)
All the emergency services attended the crash in County Durham (Picture: BACKGRID)
The crash occurred between Junction 60 (Bradbury) and Junction 62 (Durham)

The road is expected to remain closed in both directions on Friday between Junction 60 (Bradbury) and Junction 62 (Durham).

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