Morecambe woman, 19, killed in crash

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A TEENAGER killed after an accident on the M6 has been named as Hayley Marie McMinn from Middleton, near Morecambe.

The 19-year-old lost control of her silver Ford Ka in the early hours of Sunday morning and collided with a barrier, according to police investigators.

The crash happened at around 3.40am on the southbound carriageway near Barnacre, between junction 32, the Broughton Interchange, and junction 33 at Galgate.

Ms McMinn suffered multiple injuries after being thrown from the vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency service workers.

Her family said in a statement today: “Hayley was full of life; she was loved so much by her family and friends and lived life to the full, with never a dull moment. She will be sadly missed by her mum, dad sister and brother.”

Insp Grant Smith, force incident manager at Lancashire police, said the road was closed for several hours for accident investigation work but was reopened at around 9.30am on Sunday.

He said: “We were alerted to an accident on the M6 in the early hours of Sunday involving a single car.

“Sadly the driver of the car was killed in the accident.”

He appealed for any drivers in the area who may have seen what caused the accident to contact police on 08451253545.