A man has died in a motorway crash involving a van and a car transporter.
The 53-year-old victim was thrown from the car transporter in the accident, which happened between junctions 35 and 36 of the M6, at around 5.50am.
The M6 northbound has been closed between junctions 34 and 36 due to the incident.
Lancashire Police said the collision happened when the van drove into the back of the car transporter.
The vehicle rolled onto its side, while the van failed to stop and drove off.
Firefighters were called to the scene to free the man’s wife who was trapped in the car transporter, while two ambulances and two rapid response cars were also despatched to the incident.
The woman was taken to Royal Lancaster Hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.
Police, who confirmed the couple were from Huddersfield, are appealing for witnesses following the crash.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are appealing for anybody who was in the area at the time who witnessed the incident to come forward.”
If you can help contact Lancashire Police on 101.
The incident happened in the northbound carriageway, about a mile before Burton-in-Kendal Services.
The Highways Agency said there were currently delays of 30 minutes caused by traffic congestion between junctions 33 and 34.
A signed diversion is in place. Traffic is being diverted off at junction 34 onto the A683 and via the A65 to rejoin at junction 36, following solid circle symbol signage.
The motorway is expected to re-open from 12.15pm.