Man dies following serious collision on the M55

Posted on - 2nd May, 2017 - 3:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Queues following the incident on the M55

A man has died following a serious collision involving five vehicles on the M55 this morning (May 2).


The incident involved two lorries, two vans and car. The driver of one of the vans, a 53-year-old man from Chorley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The westbound carriageway of the motorway was closed fully between junctions one and three for several hours while collision investigators attended the scene. All lanes have since reopened.

The eastbound carriageway was partially closed for a while, although has now fully reopened.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

More: Five vehicle collision on the M55 

Sgt Steve Wignall, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts first and foremost are with the family of the man who died. I can only offer them my deepest condolences.

“Although we have made one arrest we are now working hard to piece together exactly what occurred and are appealing for anybody with information to contact us as soon as possible.

“If you saw the collision itself, or saw any of the vehicles involved in the collision in the moments before it happened, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 277 of May 2nd..

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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