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Police appeal after man dies in M6 crash near Leyland

Posted on - 1st July, 2021 - 6:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Leyland, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News
M6 near Leyland Pic: Google
The crash happened on the M6 between junctions 28 and 27 Pic: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a man sadly died in a road traffic collision on the M6 near Leyland this morning (Thursday 1 July).

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Officers were called at 1.02am to reports of a collision involving a Seat Ibiza and a Mercedes Actros HGV on the southbound side of the carriageway between junctions 28 and 27.

The driver of the Seat, a man in his 20s from Liverpool, was pronounced dead at the scene. The HGV driver was not seriously hurt.

The southbound carriageway was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police tactical operations, said: “This collision has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely distressing time.

“We are now working to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage that could assist us with our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 2856@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0063 of July 1, 2021.


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