Man confirmed dead after M6 traffic smash near St Helens

An appeal for witnesses has been made by police after a 62-year-old man died in a motorway pile-up near St Helens.

By Charles Graham
Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 10:57 am
Traffic queuing after the smash
Traffic queuing after the smash

Shortly before 11am on Monday, it was reported that a Mitsubishi Shogun and two lorries had been in collision on the M6 near Junction 23 at Haydock.

Emergency services attended and the driver of the Mitsubishi was, sadly, pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

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The drivers of the lorries stopped at the scene to assist with inquiries.

The stricken vehicles were stranded in the outside lane of the southbound carriageway for several hours as large tailbacks of traffic built up in both directions.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage and would ask anyone with information to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 20000493128 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.