M6 lorry crash: Driver dies in four vehicle collision

A lorry driver has died in a crash involving two lorries, a van and a car on the M6.

The collision on the southbound carriageway near junction one, close to Rugby, happened just before 11:00 BST.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene, the ambulance service said. A woman travelling in the car was taken to University Hospital Coventry.

The southbound carriageway between junction one and Catthorpe Interchange was closed for much of the day.

It was expected to re-open at about 22:00 BST.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "It quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save one of the lorry drivers."


He added: "The second lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 50s, received treatment at the scene but did not require further hospital treatment.

"The woman travelling in the car, believed to be in her 40s, suffered neck injuries and received treatment at the scene.

"She was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

"The occupant of the van was uninjured in the crash."

The Highways Agency said traffic heading for the M1 was advised to leave at junction two and take the M69 if travelling north, or the A46 for the south.

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