Lorry driver killed in ‘serious collision’ on the M6 near Rugby

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A lorry driver has died in a collision on the motorway near Rugby this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a crash on the M6 southbound, between junction 1 and Catthorpe at around 10.50am this morning (Tuesday).

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, a response car from WNAA and also an ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two HGVs, a van and a car that are believed to have been in a serious collision.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save one of the lorry drivers who had been injured in the crash, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The second lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 50s, received treatment at the scene but did not require further hospital treatment.

“The woman travelling in the car, believed to be in her 40s, suffered neck injuries and received treatment at the scene. She was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The occupant of the van was uninjured in the crash.”

The M6 remains closed this afternoon southbound. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Inspector Sean Gormley from Leicestershire Police said: “We anticipate that the southbound carriageway will be closed for sometime to allow officers to carry out a full investigation at the scene.

“We would like to thank those motorists who were unfortunately caught up in the congestion for their patience.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.