LIVE: M6 remains closed after lorry driver dies in bridge crash

A man in his 60s has died after a lorry struck a bridge on the M6 in Cheshire. Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway between junction 18 for Holmes Chapel and 17 for Sandbach after a lorry struck the railway bridge at around 8am this morning (Tuesday September 7). A spokesperson for Cheshire Constabulary has confirmed that the driver of the HGV died at the scene.

They said: “Police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a fatal collision on the M6 in Cheshire. “At 8.07am on Tuesday 7 September police were called to reports of a serious collision on the northbound carriageway between junctions 17 (Sandbach) and 18 (Middlewich). “Officers attended the scene and found that a blue and white HGV had collided with a railway bridge.

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

“The northbound carriageway remains closed at the current time while recovery work is undertaken. The closure is expected to remain in place for several hours. “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, or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tua, quoiting IML 1079063.

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