M6 motorcycle crash victim named as Anthony Arrandale

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A motorcyclist killed in a collision between three motorbikes and a car on the M6 in Staffordshire has been named by police.

Anthony Arrandale, 62, from Bispham, Blackpool, died in the crash on the southbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 14 on Saturday.

His pillion passenger, a woman aged 49, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition, police said.

Two other men, taken to hospital with neck injuries, have been discharged.

All three lanes of the motorway were closed for about six hours from 09:00 BST on Saturday.

Staffordshire Police said it believed the crash was caused by a lorry having a tyre blowout, which left debris on the motorway.

It said it was still investigating the circumstances of the collision.

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