M6 closure: Police confirm driver involved in M6 crash near Preston died at the scene

The M6 southbound in Lancashire has been closed this morning between junctions 32 (Broughton) and 31 (Samlesbury) following serious collision.
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The motorway is expected to be closed for several hours while police carry out investigation work into the incident. Diversions through Preston are in place.

The incident is understood to have happened shortly before 5am. Highway England North West tweeted: The #M6 is closed southbound between J32 and J31 near #Preston following a serious collision.

Access to the M55 is also closed by the same incident.

An update shortly before 8am said: “@LancsPolice are leading the incident and will be conducting investigation works. It is anticipated the road will remain closed for a number of hours at least.”

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Key Events

  • The motorway was closed between junctions 32 and 31
  • Diversions were put in place earlier today

Long tailbacks are beginning to build southbound on the M6

National Highways now does not expect the stretch of motorway to reopen before 11.45am as the earliest.