Driver dies after HGV collides with railway bridge on M6

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A HGV driver has died after his vehicle collided with a railway bridge on the M6 this morning, Tuesday.

At 8.07am, police were called to reports of a serious collision on the northbound carriageway between junction 17 for Sandbach and 18 for Middlewich.

Officers attended the scene and found that a blue and white HGV had collided with a railway bridge.

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 at the current time while recovery work is undertaken, and the closure is expected to remain in place for several hours.

It is not expected to reopen before this evening’s peak traffic hours because a police-led investigation will be carried out at the scene and a spillage of 800 litres of diesel is also being cleared.

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 cheshire.police.uk/tua, quoiting IML 1079063.