Continued appeal for information following fatal collision on M6


We are continuing to appeal for information following a fatal road traffic collision on the M6 motorway yesterday morning, Sunday 20 August.

Officers from the North West Motorway Police Group were called to a collision at around 9.15am involving a red Volvo heavy goods tanker and a pedestrian on the M6 Northbound motorway, near to the exit for Junction 27 in Appley Bridge.

Emergency services attended and sadly the 54-year-old woman pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed that the pedestrian had parked her silver Volkswagen Golf on the hard shoulder shortly before the incident took place.

We are appealing for witnesses and motorists who may have information that can assist in the  investigation to please contact us.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson from Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are continuing to investigate the fatal collision on the M6 yesterday morning.

“Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time, and they are being supported by specially trained police officers.

“We know that there was a large amount of motorists on this stretch of the M6 motorway at Appley Bridge, near Lower Standish, that were travelling across the country at this time.

“Therefore, I appeal to those who were using this stretch of motorway between 9.05am and 9.15am and witnessed this collision, or in lead up to it, to please contact us as a matter of urgency.

“I also appeal to motorists to please check your dashcam footage, including those who have rear cameras fitted on their vehicles, to please review your footage to see if it has captured the incident in the lead up to the collision.

“It is our priority to get answers for the woman’s family, so any information from the those on the motorway in the lead up to the collision could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email, or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000776794.

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