Lancashire

Arrest after man dies in Carnforth M6 truck collision

A man has been arrested after a fatal crash between a van and a pick-up truck on the M6 motorway in Lancashire.

Police believe the truck rolled after being hit by the Transit van near junction 35 close to Carnforth.

The dead man, 53, thought to be from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was travelling north in the truck at about 06:00 BST when the crash took place.

A 46-year-old from Warwickshire has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is also being held on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

A woman, who was also travelling in the pick-up, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The motorway, which was closed between junction 34 and 36 northbound due to the collision, has now partly reopened.

Lancashire Police have appealed for drivers to avoid the heavily congested area.

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