Stoke & Staffordshire

M6 Toll crash woman Sarah Gardner dies in hospital

A woman who was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the M6 Toll in Staffordshire has died.

The collision, involving two cars, took place northbound between junctions T5 at Shenstone and T6 at Burntwood shortly after 16:00 BST on Sunday.

Sarah Gardner, 39, from Leyland in Lancashire, suffered serious head injuries in the crash.

She was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham but later died of her injuries.

The male driver of the Audi car, in which Ms Gardner had been travelling, was unhurt.

Two children who had also been in the Audi, a 15-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, remain at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield for treatment to minor injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, a VW Polo, was discharged from Walsall Manor Hospital following minor treatment.

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