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Appeal after man died in M6 collision

Posted on - 6th November, 2019 - 11:01am | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, Transport
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A man died in a collision on the M6 between juntions 32 and 33 last night.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision which happened near Garstang, shortly after 8.35pm.

A Mercedes had been travelling on the southbound side of the motorway when it left the carriageway and collided with a bridge.

The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old man from Rochdale, suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are now being supported by specialist officers.

Nobody else was injured.

Read more: M6 Motorway news from Blog Preston

The road was closed for around eight hours for accident investigators to attend.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to get in touch and would specifically like to speak to anyone who was travelling southbound on the M6 between junctions 32 and 33 and saw either the collision, or saw the Mercedes vehicle in the moments before the collision occurred.

Sgt Phil Baxendale, of the Lancashire Police TacOps Unit, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“We are now working hard to establish exactly what occurred and are appealing to anybody who saw the collision, or who saw the vehicle in the moments before the collision, to get in touch with us straight away. We would also like to hear from anybody who has dashcam footage of the incident.”

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, quoting log number 1439 of November 5th.

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