Police appeal for witnesses following fatal M6 crash near Rugby

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The M6 motorway at Catthorpe Interchange was reopened last night following a fatal collision yesterday morning.

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

The driver of one of the lorries received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

One person was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The southbound carriageway of the M6 at junction 19 of the M1 was reopened just before 10.30pm.

Detective Sergeant Mark Watling, said: “We would like to thank those motorists who were unfortunately caught up in the congestion for their patience, the closure was necessary to allow for the vehicles to be recovered and officers to carry out a full investigation at the scene.

“We would urge anyone who was travelling along the M6 this morning to contact us if they witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it.”

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