HGV driver dies after lorry hits central reservation before overturning on M6

Emergency services discovered a white HGV had overturned after smashing into the central reservation. The driver of the lorry, a man in his 60s, died at the scene.

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His next of kin have been informed, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

HGV driver dies after lorry hits central reservation before overturning on M6

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A spokesman for Cheshire Police: “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.”

HGV driver dies after lorry hits central reservation before overturning on M6HGV driver dies after lorry hits central reservation before overturning on M6A HGV driver in his 60s died after a collision on the M6 between junctions 17 and 16 (Credit: National Highways)

The southbound carriageway was closed for approximately 12 hours while an investigation into the collision was conducted.

Delays of around 60 minutes were reported in the area, with motorists urged to allow extra time for their journeys or re-route.

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