M6 crash driver dies after lorry hits bridge

A driver has died after a lorry crashed into a railway bridge over the M6 in Cheshire. Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision on the northbound carriageway between junction 17 for Sandbach and 18 for Holmes Chapel at about 8am this morning (Tuesday September 7). The motorway was closed as police, paramedics and firefighters worked at the scene but the driver, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead.

of the top stories from across Cheshire here. A spokesperson for Cheshire Constabulary 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 60s, 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 as a result of the collision with police carrying out investigation work at the scene. Motorway traffic was delayed for more than two hours with drivers close to the incident trapped for several hours.

Train services were also disrupted with cancellations between Crewe and Holmes Chapel. The line has since been reopened. Police are urging anyone who saw the incident or who has video footage to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire police on 101, or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tua, quoting IML 1079063.