Police have confirmed a 70-year-old man has died following a collision on the motorway in North Derbyshire this morning
The crash involved a lorry and a Volvo XC90 between junctions 28 and 29 around 4am today.
The driver of the Volvo was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The motorway re-opened at 1:20pm after being closed all morning.
Derbyshire Police would like anyone with information or dash-cam footage relating to the incident to get in touch with them.