A1(M) crash victim named

An inquest was opened and adjourned at the Hertfordshire Coroner's Office yesterday

An inquest was opened and adjourned at the Hertfordshire Coroner's Office yesterday - Credit: Archant

AN ELDERLY man who died after his car crashed into a barrier on the A1(M) has been named.

An inquest into the death of 74-year-old Michael Prior was opened and adjourned at the Hertfordshire Coroner’s Office yesterday (Wednesday).

Mr Prior, from London, was travelling southbound when his black Range Rover crashed into a barrier on the hard shoulder just before junction 7 for Stevenage on Sunday afternoon.

The car then left the motorway and collided with trees.

Mr Prior was pronounced dead at the scene.