MOTORWAY DEATH: Man dead and two others badly hurt in M6 motorway crash

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ONE man has died and a two others are seriously injured following a crash on the M6 motorway near Rugby last night (Monday).

A green Daewoo Matiz car, with four men inside, travelling on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions three and two, appears to have collided with the central reservation at 11.45pm on Monday, according to police.

A 21 year old male, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene.

Two other passengers in the Matiz, one aged 25 years and one aged 24 years, both suffered head and facial injuries and were taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

The 25-year old driver of the car, who was not injured, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody this morning (Tuesday).

The M6 motorway was closed to traffic in both directions following the crash in order for the scene to be examined and for vehicle recovery.

The motorway was fully reopened shortly after 6am this morning (Tuesday).

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and ask for motorists who were travelling on the M6 motorway, in either direction, who may have seen the green Matiz being driven prior to the incident, to contact the officer in the case, PC Dave Bull at the MIU Roads at Rugby Police Station on (01788) 541111 extension 3706