Delays for motorists as southbound M6 closed after fatal accident

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Motorists driving back to Rugby this evening could face delays after the southbound M6 was closed following a fatal multi-vehicle crash this morning (Thursday September 29).

The crash, which happened near to junction 3a at around 9.25am, involved two cars and two lorries. One of the lorry drivers was killed in the crash.

The motorway is now closed between junction 4 and 3 southbound.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two HGVs and two cars that had been in collision in lane one of the motorway.

“The driver of one of the HGVs, a man, had suffered extremely serious injuries in the collision.

“Unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The second lorry driver, also a man, was uninjured.

“One of the cars contained two men who were treated at the scene for minor injuries but they did not require hospital treatment.

“Neither did the driver of the second car, an elderly man, who was uninjured in the incident.”

Traffic England estimates the road will reopen between 6.45 and 7pm.

Drivers are being diverted from junction 4 via the A446, the A45 and the A46 to junction 2.