Man dies as car hits embankment on M57 in Merseyside

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Image caption A 29-year-old passenger was injured in the accident, in Huyton

A 33-year-old man was killed when his car left a motorway and crashed on an embankment.

The crash happened between junctions one and two of the M57 at Huyton, Merseyside, at about 06:15 BST.

A front seat passenger, a 29-year-old man, was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Next of kin have been informed, Merseyside Police said.

The southbound carriageway was closed for more than five hours following the crash.

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