BREAKING NEWS: lorry driver dies after crash on the M6 near Catthorpe Interchange

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THE M6 near Rugby has now reopened following a crash during which a lorry driver died.

Firefighters from Rugby and the West Midland Ambulance Service were called to the scene of the crash on the southbound carriageway at junction one of the M6 at Rugby and junction 19 of the M1 at Catthorpe at 11.30 today (Monday).

The accident involved two HGVs and one of the drivers died at the scene.

An ambulance crew, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the motorway.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found two HGVs which had been in collision.

“The driver of one vehicle, a man, suffered significant injuries. Sadly, it quickly became apparent to crews that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the second vehicle was treated for minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

“The motorway remains closed and motorists are advised to use an alternative route.”

Emergency services were forced to close the motorway, causing huge delays. However it has since been reopened.