Driver killed in three-lorry crash on M6 near Rugby

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A man has died and another has been taken to hospital following a collision involving three lorries on the M6 near Rugby.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between Catthorpe Interchange and junction 1 shortly after 11.35pm on last night (Tuesday).

An ambulance crew, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and a trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and a critical care practitioner attended from West Midlands Ambulance Service. A paramedic and a paramedic officer from East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of the lorry drivers was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

“A second lorry driver had leg and back pain and bruising to his abdomen. He was given pain relief and was immobilised before being taken to University Hospital Coventry for further assessment and treatment.

“The third lorry driver was uninjured.”

The M6 in Leicestershire is closed northbound between the M1 J19/A14 and J1. The A5, B4455, A46, and A45 have all been busy this morning as a result.

A spokesman for East Midlands Highways Agency said: “Traffic on the M25 and M1 leaving London travelling to the West Midlands and the North West is advised to use the M25 and M40.

“Traffic on the M1 northbound prior to J17 is being advised to exit at J17 and use the M45 and A46 to join the M6 at J2.

“Traffic on M1 northbound between J17 and J19 and on the A14 westbound approaching is being advised to use the M1 northbound to J21 then join the M69 southbound to join the M6 at J2.

“A local diversion is available, traffic should exit the M1 N/B at J20 and follow the ‘hollow triangle symbol’ joining the A4303 westbound. Then join the A426 southbound to rejoin the M1 at J1.”