Lanes one and two of the M6 Southbound between Junction 36 and 35 will be closed today from 11am while police conduct investigations following a collision involving a pedestrian and a HGV.
The incident happened at 00.30am this morning. The female pedestrian was taken to hospital, but later died.
The HGV driver is currently helping police with their enquiries.
Diversions will be in place via the A590 and A6. Junction 36 to 35 will be closed for a number of hours until investigations are complete.
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