Rochdale man killed in Lancashire motorway collision

Date published: 07 November 2019

A Rochdale man has been killed in a collision on the M6 motorway near Garstang in Lancashire.

A Mercedes had been travelling on the southbound side of the motorway when it left the carriageway and collided with a bridge on Tuesday evening (5 November).

The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old man from Rochdale, suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and are now being supported by specialist officers.

Nobody else was injured.

The road was closed for around eight hours for accident investigators to attend.

Sgt Phil Baxendale, of the Lancashire Police TacOps Unit, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“We are now working hard to establish exactly what occurred and are appealing to anybody who saw the collision, or who saw the vehicle in the moments before the collision, to get in touch with us straight away.

“We would also like to hear from anybody who has dashcam footage of the incident.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log number 1439 of 5 November.

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