M6 update after woman dies falling from M6 bridge near Preston

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A 50-year-old woman sadly died after ‘falling’ from a bridge over the M6 near Preston yesterday, say police.

The scene on the M6 near junction 32 yesterday eveningThe scene on the M6 near junction 32 yesterday evening
The scene on the M6 near junction 32 yesterday evening | Lancashire Post

Police statement

A spokesperson for the force said: “Yesterday we told you about the M6 northbound being shut for several hours.

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“We were called at 3.25pm yesterday (23rd April) to a report of a woman falling from a bridge at Barnacre, near Preston.

“Emergency services attended and very sadly a 50-year-old woman was found on the carriageway.

“She was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are very much with her family and loved ones at this distressing time.

“No vehicle was involved in the incident.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed in due course to HM Coroner.

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“Anyone who witnessed the fall or have dashcam footage from the area, are asked to contact police.

“Please contact 101, quoting log 0869 of 23rd April 2024.”

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