Coventry & Warwickshire

Two die in crash which shut M6 near Corley services

Corley services Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened near Corley services, Warwichskire Police said

A man and a woman died in a burning car after a crash that shut part of the M6.

Their vehicle hit a barrier on the motorway near Corley service station in Warwickshire at about 01:50 GMT.

The southbound carriageway was closed between junction 4a for the M42, and junction three at Coventry until the morning rush hour.

Paramedics said the man and woman were found inside the vehicle, which had caught fire. They were confirmed dead at the scene.

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The driver was a 26-year-old man from Coventry and the passenger a 46-year-old woman from Birmingham.

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Image caption There were further delays on the M40 in Warwick when a car and van collided and caught fire

Meanwhile, five people - including two children - suffered minor injuries when a car and van collided with both catching fire on the M40 motorway near Warwick services.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were all discharged at the scene following the collision between junctions 13 and 12 shortly after 07:30.

"Thankfully, the occupants of all vehicles had managed to get themselves out, otherwise it could have been a very different outcome," the spokesman said.

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