M56 bridge crash: Killed lorry driver named by police

Police have named the lorry driver who died when his wagon fell off a bridge onto the M56 in Cheshire.

Tony Sainsbury, 42, who was from Walton in Liverpool, was killed in the incident at junction 11 near Warrington just before 15:30 GMT on Monday.

No other vehicles were involved but two passing motorists were treated for shock. The Eddie Stobart lorry had been carrying household goods.

The motorway was closed, but re-opened at 04:00 GMT after being resurfaced.

In a statement Eddie Stobart said: "The company is currently helping Cheshire Police with its investigations.

"Stobart Group would like to pass on its sincerest condolences to the family of the driver."

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance previously said it was "an absolute miracle" that no-one else had been badly injured in the crash.

The A56 above the motorway, on which the lorry had been travelling, was also shut for several hours.

Anyone with any information about the crash has been asked to contact Cheshire Police.

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