M6 re-opens near Rugby after man dies in early morning collision

Three people have been arrested
Three people have been arrested

The M6 southbound has re-opened to traffic after a fatal collision closed all three lanes this morning (Tuesday).

It occurred between junction two for Coventry and junction one for Rugby and resulted in the road being closed - with motorists saying that tailbacks stretched back as far as Corley.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: “The collision happened just before 5am and involved a white Mercedes Sprinter Van and a blue Mercedes Box Van.

“The driver and only occupant of the Sprinter van, a man in his 60s had died at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes Box Van was not injured.

“Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw either of the vehicles, and the manner in which they were being driven, before the collision occurred.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman added: “The emergency services arrived to find a serious RTC involving a van and a lorry. Upon assessment by ambulance staff the van driver, a man, was found to be in cardiac arrest. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

Anyone with information about the M6 collision is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 43 of October 4.