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Man dies in crash on M6

The M6 was blocked in both directions for an air ambulance to land Photo: Alex Doherty

Police are investigating a serious collision on the M6 this morning.

A 36-year-old man died and a second was taken to hospital between junctions 6 and 5.

Ambulance crews found a man in cardiac arrest at the roadside, having suffered serious injuries in the incident, he died at the scene.

Another injured man, believed to be in his 40s, was treated for neck and chest injuries and taken to Heartlands Hospital.

The M6 was closed in both directions for an air ambulance to land at around 9.30am.

All lanes have now re-opened.

West Midlands Police said in a statement:

Officers are investigating a collision on the M6 this morning (Friday 18 August) in which a man died.

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions five and six, at just before 9.15am following a crash involving a breakdown flatbed vehicle and a lorry.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, a 34 year-old man died. The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

– West Midlands Police statement