Police appeal following fatal M6 collision

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Police are appealing for information after a man believed to be from Wigan died in a collision on the M6.

The 25-year-old pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the incident involving a Range Rover on the northbound carriageway between junction 23 at Haydock and junction 24 at Ashton.

Officers from Merseyside Police were called to the scene at around 10.50pm on Friday July 1.

The force said the pedestrian has not yet been formally identified but is thought to be from the Wigan area.

The driver of the Range Rover stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries. The M6 was closed for several hours following the collision.

Some motorists were stuck on the northbound carriageway for more than an hour before North West Motorway Police officers briefly opened the inside lane to allow the trapped vehicles through.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the MSOC Roads Policing team on 0151 777 5747 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.