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Lorry driver dies in hospital after M6 crash near Preston

Posted on - 13th January, 2017 - 10:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, News, Roads, Transport

A lorry driver has died following a crash which closed the M6 near Preston.

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The incident southbound on the motorway just to the north of Junction 32 (Broughton) shut two lanes of the motorway overnight on Thursday (12 January) from 11.45pm.

Lancashire Police closed the motorway following a BMW 635D losing control and colliding with a barrier.

It spun across the motorway and into the path of a lorry travelling in the slow lane which carried out an emergency stop. A second lorry then collided with the back of the first lorry.

A 48-year-old driver of the second lorry, from St Helens, suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. He later died.

Sergeant Nigel Ralphson of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts remain with the family and friends of the man who died. An investigation to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the collision is underway and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1339 of 12th January.

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