8 year old passes away in M6 collision

Written by on June 1, 2018

An eight-year-old has died following a serious collision on the M6 last night (31st May)

An eight-year-old boy has died following a collision on the M6 last night (Thursday 31 May).

Police were alerted to a collision between a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris car, which is believed to have stopped on the hard shoulder between Junctions 6 and 5 southbound.

The youngster, from Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene and a number of other occupants of the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The motorway was closed for a number of hours while the road was made safe following the collision, which happened at around 7.30pm.

The 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 2160 of 31 May

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