Motorcyclist killed in M55 crash, motorway to remain closed until midday
A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash on the M55 and two people have been arrested.
The motorcyclist died after the crash at around 9pm last night (September 6) and police closed the motorway between junctions 1 and 3 overnight to investigate.
The M55 remains shut this morning and police say it is likely to remain closed until midday as their investigation into the crash continues.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal crash. Both remain in custody this morning.
A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 9.05pm last night (Sunday, September 6) to the report of a collision on the M55, approximately one mile before junction 3 on the westbound carriageway.
"It is believed that there was a collision between a car and motorcyclist, with another collision between the motorcyclist and a van.
"Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody at this time.
"The motorway remains closed in both directions between junctions 3 to 1 whilst police continue their investigation. It is likely to remain closed for some time.
"We would advise motorists to avoid the area and to plan alternative routes for travelling during rush hour.
"Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident reference 1538 of September 6."
Highways England are assisting police with the motorway closure and diversions are in place this morning.
A Highways spokesman said: "The Lancashire Police accident investigation is ongoing. Highways England has resources deployed to assist.
"The road is expected to remain closed in both directions until at least midday today
"Road users are advised to expect disruption and to allow extra journey time. Please seek alternative routes."