Man dies following motorway crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a crash on the M6 in the early hours of this morning.

The accident happened at around 2.20am on Sunday, May 3, between junctions 33 and 32 when a silver Ford Fiesta travelling southbound left the carriageway and collided with a tree.

The driver, a 75-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt Claire Pearson, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “We are trying to establish how this collision occurred and I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the Fiesta on the hard shoulder to contact us.”

Anyone with any information can contact PC 3313 Howson on 101 quoting log number LC-20150503-0143.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.