Lorry driver dies in crash on the M6 in Cheshire as police launch appeal

By Neal Keeling

A lorry driver was killed when his vehicle crashed on the M6 in Cheshire.

The accident happened yesterday afternoon on the south bound carriageway near to Sandbach.

A stretch of the motorway was closed for 12 hours after the truck collided with a barrier and overturned.

Today police issued an appeal for witnesses and video footage following the fatality.

In a statement Cheshire Constabulary said: "At 4.41pm on Tuesday 11 January police were called to reports of a serious collision on the southbound carriageway between junction 17 to junction 16.

"Officers attended the scene and found that a white HGV had collided with the central reservation.

"Sadly the driver of the HGV, a man in his 60s, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
There were no other vehicles involved in the incident.

"Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid the investigation."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting IML 1175380 or report via cheshire.police.uk/ro/report


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