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Three injured in M6 crash at Shap

Three people have been injured as a result of a collision between a Ford Fusion and a Toyota Landcruiser at junction 39 (Shap), on the M6 at 2.40pm this afternoon.

A 78-year-old woman from Warrington, who was driving the Ford Fusion, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, alongside 78-year-old male passenger who was also injured.

A 78-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving the Toyota Landcruiser, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.

The road has been closed for almost three hours but is set to re-open shortly.



Lorry driver named after fatal crash

The police have released details of the man who died when his lorry overturned at junction 42 of the M6 yesterday morning.

He's 42 year old Matthew Edward Fulcher from Ferryside, Carmarthenshire in South Wales.

His family have released a statement in tribute to a person they call a ‘big man with a huge heart’.

Matt was the best kind of man imaginable, whose good heart equaled his great physical stature, loved by all whose lives he touched, and a truly wonderful father who was his little girl’s hero. He will be deeply and profoundly missed. His passing leaves us all devastated and with the utmost resolve to ensure this great man’s memory is kept alive for his beloved daughter, Kimi.

– Meriel Fulcher, Matthew Fulcher's wife

Mr Fulcher's lorry crashed just after 7am yesterday morning.

It was the only vehicle involved.

His family say he was an experienced lorry driver and had begun driving HGVs shortly after leaving school.

Lorry driver dies in accident at Carlisle roundabout

A lorry driver has died in an accident at junction 42 on the M6 in Cumbria.

The man involved in the one-vehicle incident was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roundabout at junction 42 is partially closed and diversions are in place:

  • Motorists travelling north on the M6 are not able to exit at junction 42 and instead are advised to use junction 43.
  • Motorists travelling south on the M6 are advised to use junction 43 or junction 41.
  • Motorists travelling north on the A6 are able to travel onto Dalston as traffic will be diverted into Carlisle via Durdar Road.
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