Porsche driver may have been 'travelling wrong way’ on M6 near Leyland prior to crash that killed 3-year-old girl
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Three-year-old Faye Dawson, who was travelling in the Meriva, and a 79-year-old man who was driving the Porsche Boxster tragically died in the crash.
On Friday (November 25), police said they suspected the Porsche was travelling in the wrong direction on the carriageway when the collision happened.
Investigating officers believe the vehicle had entered the motorway at Leyland via the junction 28 southbound slip road.
Pictures taken by those travelling on the M6 at the time show the matrix signs warning drivers of an ‘oncoming vehicle’ moments before the tragic crash.
Sgt Craig Booth said: “This collision has left both families grieving in a way most of us will never understand.
“On behalf of Lancashire Police and the investigation team I would like them to know our thoughts are with them all, they are being supported by specially trained officers as a result of this traumatic incident.
“I feel I also need to mention all the emergency services who attended who are also trying to come to terms with what happened.”
On Thursday (November 24), Faye’s heartbroken family paid a loving tribute to a “loving and caring” little girl who “was loved by everyone who met her”.
Faye’s mother also suffered serious injuries in the crash, as did a man who was travelling in the Meriva with her.
They remained in hospital for treatment on Friday.