Baby boy dies after M6 crash near Cannock

The M6 in Staffordshire was shut for several hours following the crash on Sunday.

An 11-day-old boy has died following a crash on the M6 in Staffordshire.

His mother, four-year-old sister and 18-month-old brother were injured in the collision near Cannock yesterday.

The baby had been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital where he died.

A 30-year-old man from Solihull has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and released on bail. Police have appealed for witnesses.

The collision, between a grey Seat Leon and a silver Mercedes C-class, happened on the southbound carriageway near Cannock shortly before 16:30 BST.

The baby and his family were travelling in the Seat. The mother and the two other children were treated in hospital but later discharged.

Two people travelling in the Mercedes were also taken to hospital as a precaution.

The motorway was closed for several hours following the crash.

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