Woman dies in hospital after suffering serious injuries in M65 crash

Posted on - 15th March, 2024 - 9:05am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, Transport
M65 closure with a police car seen on traffic cameras Pic: Highways England
M65 closure with a police car seen on traffic cameras Pic: Highways England

A woman seriously injured in a collision on the M65 has died.


Lancashire police were called shortly after 7pm on Wednesday (March 13) following a report of a collision between three vehicles on the eastbound carriageway between junctions two and three.

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A Peugeot 208 overtook a Mercedes Atego HGV before losing control and colliding with the barrier. It then re-entered the carriageway and collided with a number of vehicles.

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The passenger of the Peugeot, a woman in her 30s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital but she died from her injuries.


The driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 40s, and a child passenger suffered less serious injuries. The occupants of the other vehicles were uninjured.

Sgt Phil Baxendale, of the Specialist Operations Road Policing Unit, said: “Very sadly this collision has now resulted in a woman losing her life and I would continue to appeal for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 1217 of March 13 or email

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