Lorry driver dies in serious M6 crash

A lorry driver has died this afternoon following a serious crash on the M6 in Staffordshire. Emergency services were called to the motorway on the southbound carriageway near Stafford after a lorry left the carriageway and was left on its side. A statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed that a man has died as a result of the incident.

It says: “A lorry driver has died on the M6 this afternoon in Staffordshire. “West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a lorry on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 13 and 12, Gailey, Stafford, at 1.18pm (Monday). “Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

“Crews arrived to find a lorry which had left the carriageway and was on its side down an embankment.

“Sadly, ambulance staff were unable to save the driver of the lorry, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”

Police are carrying out a full investigation into the crash and the M6 southbound will remain closed for some time.

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