M62 bridge fall death shuts motorway

M62 junction Croft
Image caption The closure caused tailbacks

A man was killed when he fell from a bridge and was hit by a lorry on the M62 in Cheshire, shutting a key section of the motorway during rush hour.

Cheshire Police said the 30-year-old from Warrington fell at 02:45 BST.

The eastbound carriageway was closed between junctions 10 and 11 at Croft and Birchwood, which also affected traffic joining the M6.

All lanes of the motorway have since been reopened, the Highways Agency said.

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: "At 02:45 police were called to a report a man had fallen from a bridge on the M62.

"Officers went to the scene where a man had fallen from a bridge and collided with a lorry.

"Tragically the man died at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed."

The closure pushed extra traffic on to the M6, M56, A580 East Lancashire Road and A57 Manchester Road.

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