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French police approach a migrant in Calais earlier this month
A van driver was killed in crash caused by a migrants' blockade on a French motorway near the Channel port of Calais on Monday night. The van was Polish-registered but the driver has not been identified due to the condition of the body.
The van crashed into one of three lorries that had been stopped by the improvised barrier at 3.45am, bursting into flames, police said.
The accident took place on the A16 motorway about 15km from Calais.
Nine Eritrean migrants found in one of the lorries were detained and are expected to be charged with involuntary homicide, disrupting traffic and endangering people's lives.
Migrants return to Calais
Migrants place barriers made up of tree trunks and other large objects on roads to slow down lorries headed for the UK and try to hide in them.