Lorry driver dies in M6 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a fatal collision on the M6 in Cheshire.

At 8.07am on Tuesday 7 September police were called to reports of a serious collision on the northbound carriageway between junctions 17 (Sandbach) and 18 (Middlewich).

Officers attended the scene and found that a blue and white HGV had collided with a railway bridge.

Sadly the driver of the HGV, a man in his 60’s, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

There were no other vehicles involved in the incident.

The northbound carriageway remains closed at the current time while recovery work is undertaken. The closure is expected to remain in place for several hours.

Rail services on the west coast mainline operated by Avanti west coast and northern have been affected for most of the day.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire police on 101, or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tua , quoiting IML 1079063.

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