M6 UPDATE: one dead after M6 crash near Catthorpe

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One person has died following a crash on the M6 near Rugby this morning (Tuesday).

The crash, involving three lorries and a car, forced police to close the motorway.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene.

A spokesman said this afternoon: “We were called to the M6 and can confirm that one person sadly died.”

The collision occurred around 10.48am on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junction 1 for Rugby and the slip road to the A14 and involved three heavy goods vehicles and one car.

The northbound carriageway was also closed to allow for the air ambulance to land at the scene but it has since been re-opened.

Motorists intending to travel in this direction are being advised to seek an alternative route or expect delays, local diversions are in place.

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.