Update – Monday, 23 November
We can confirm that following a road traffic collision on the M62 yesterday, (Sunday, 22 November) a 28-year-old man has sadly died.His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this time.
An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, DM @MerPolCC, or call 101 quoting reference number 20000710137.
The eastbound carriageway of the M62 is closed in Rainhill between junction 7 and 8 this evening (Sunday 22 November) following a serious collision.
The collision, involving a male pedestrian and an HGV, was reported just after 4pm.
Emergency services are in attendance and paramedics are treating the man.
The eastbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 8 is likely to be closed for the rest of this evening and a diversion is in place. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.
The westbound carriageway has been subject to temporary closures to allow emergency services access to the scene and is expected to reopen shortly.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, or call 101 quoting reference number 609 of 22 November.