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Woman and two children die in crash

A policeman with a bag of items removed from the crashed car at the scene on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15. Photo: PA

A motorway has reopened after an accident in which two young children and a woman were killed.

Two boys, aged four and 10, and a 32-year-old woman died after the crash on the M6 in Staffordshire at around 11.30am, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said.

Two other women were also in the car at the time of the accident, and are now receiving treatment in hospital.

Initial reports from WMAS said three children lost their lives in the incident, but the service released updated information later this afternoon.

The crash happened on the Northbound carriageway near junction 15 at around 11.25am.

Three ambulances, three paramedic officers, a BASICS Doctor and two Midland Air Ambulances attended the scene.

Scene of a crash on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 14, near Stafford, and 15, near Stoke-on-Trent. Credit: PA

Crews arrived to find a single vehicle that had crashed and overturned.

Two children and an adult that were travelling in the vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, nothing could be done to save the two boys and one woman, and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

Two other adult women travelling in the car, both received emergency treatment at the scene for their injuries and were transferred by land ambulances to University Hospital North Staffordshire on blue lights for further treatment.

All emergency services personnel worked seamlessly together at the scene in exceptionally difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, the outcome was not the one everyone would have hoped for.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said it is thought the motorway reopened this afternoon.

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