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Police urge M6 motorists to come forward after woman dies in lorry crash

Posted on - 21st August, 2023 - 9:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
The crash took place on the M6 northbound near the Junction 27 slip road Pic: Google

Motorists who were between Junction 27 and Junction 28 of the M6 during Sunday morning are being urged to check their dashcam footage of contact police.

A 54-year-old woman died near to the exit for Junction 27 (Appley Bridge) on the M6 northbound.

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She was hit by a red Volvo lorry and Merseyside Police said they believe the woman had parked her silver Volkswagen Golf on the hard shoulder shortly before the crash at 9.15am on Sunday (20 August).

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson from Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are continuing to investigate the fatal collision on the M6 yesterday morning.

“Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time, and they are being supported by specially trained police officers.

“We know that there was a large amount of motorists on this stretch of the M6 motorway at Appley Bridge, near Lower Standish, that were travelling across the country at this time.

“Therefore, I appeal to those who were using this stretch of motorway between 9.05am and 9.15am and witnessed this collision, or in lead up to it, to please contact us as a matter of urgency.

“I also appeal to motorists to please check your dashcam footage, including those who have rear cameras fitted on their vehicles, to please review your footage to see if it has captured the incident in the lead up to the collision.

“It is our priority to get answers for the woman’s family, so any information from the those on the motorway in the lead up to the collision could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on 0151777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk, or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000776794.

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