CRASH investigators are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the M6 near Birmingham in the early hours of Thursday morning (Feb 4) that left a man dead.
The man, who was driving a blue Saab 9-3, collided with a lorry just before 2am in the northbound stretch between junctions 5 and 6.
Blue light services attended the scene within a matter of minutes but unfortunately the 26-year-old driver – the sole occupant of the Saab – was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s next of kin has been informed and a police liaison officer is supporting the family.
The lorry driver sustained minor injuries.
All three northbound lanes were closed for crash reconstruction experts to examine the scene – and remained shut for most of the morning for carriageway repairs – while a southbound lane was also shut to assist in the vehicle recovery.
PC Chris Ridge from West Midlands Police’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We understand there were other vehicles on that section of the motorway at the time who may have witnessed what led up to the collision or the impact itself.
“We have spoken to some drivers who stopped at the scene but it’s important that anyone who was driving nearby at the time to get in touch…they may have a key bit of information that will help our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on the 101 number.