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Normal traffic resumes on A1 in both directions since Saturday morning.
A major collision involving a lorry on the A1 motorway on Friday morning left one person dead and another seriously injured, according to reports. Traffic disruption was reported on the A3 and A6 near the Gasperich intersection.
Traffic came to a complete standstill as a consequence, with repercussions for the A3 and A6 towards the Gasperich intersection reported shortly after.
Around 18.50 on Friday evening, the ACL announced that all lanes in the direction of Trier were open again at the Gasperich intersection. The overpass was still closed at the scene of the accident. In the city direction, however, the route was still completely closed until 8.20pm that evening.
For reasons as yet unknown, a lorry collided with the inner crash barrier between the Howald tunnel and the Hamm/Sandweiler exit. According to initial reports, the lorry landed on both sides of the motorway after the crash.
The driver of a car in the oncoming lane perished at the site of the crash, while their passenger suffered serious injuries. Further details are as yet unknown.
Several other vehicles were also involved, according to witnesses at the scene. Two people travelling in a minibus on the opposite lane suffered minor injuries. The lorry driver and passenger were also taken to hospital to treat minor wounds.
The emergency helicopter was overhead shortly before 11am and teams from the Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) are on site.
Motorists on the motorway are advised to leave an emergency lane to allow crews on their way to the scene of the accident to pass.