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Appeal after woman dies in M61 collision

Posted on - 28th June, 2020 - 8:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, Transport
M61 near Bolton West Services Pic: Google Maps
The crash happened near Bolton West Services Pic: Google Maps

A woman has died in a crash on the M61 between junctions 6 and 8 today (Sunday 28 June).

Police were called around 12.45pm to reports of the one-vehicle collision close to Bolton West Services.

A Kia Sportage car was travelling southbound when it left the carriageway and overturned.

Sadly the driver of the car, a woman in her 30s, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for more than four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for information and urging any witnesses or motorists with dashboard mounted camera footage to come forward.

Sgt Chris Evans, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the driver’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

“A woman has lost her life and we are keen to establish exactly what has happened.

“We would encourage any witnesses, or any drivers with dashcam footage which might show the incident, to come forward if you can assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information can call 101 or email 802@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 0643 of June 28.

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