Man dies in early morning M6 RTC

1 MERIT car CUT 1

Tuesday 4th October 2016 – 8.30am – Claire Brown.

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the M6 in Rugby this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls to reports of a collision involving a van and a lorry on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 2 and 1 in Harborough Magna at 4.50am (Tuesday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The emergency service 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.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.

“The motorway remains closed between junctions 2 and 1 southbound and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.”

ENDS

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