Long delays on M6 after death

The M6 northbound is closed between junctions seven and eight following the death of a woman. Delays of up to 70 minutes are being reported.

Appeal for help after mystery woman dies on M6

Detectives investigating the death of a woman thought to have fallen from a bridge across the M6 motorway are appealing for help identifying her.

Emergency services were called to the scene, near junction seven northbound, shortly before 4.30am this morning.

Collision investigator PC Jason Stacey said they had not yet been able to find out who the woman was.

At this stage we have been unable to identify any information about the woman and are appealing for help to trace who she is.

Although this happened early in the morning there would have been a number of drivers on the road who may have witnessed it .

If anyone has any information that could help our investigation, please contact us as soon as possible.

– PC Jason Stacey, West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit

The M6 was closed in both directions for a short while, causing major traffic delays. All lanes were reopened by 9.30am.

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Traffic 'at a standstill' on M6 northbound

Traffic headed northbound on the M6 northbound is at a standstill between junctions five and eight after two separate incidents.

Police have closed a strip of the motorway between junctions seven and eight after reports of a woman jumping from a bridge.

Long delays on the M6 northbound
Long delays on the M6 northbound Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 4.30am today. The road closure is expected to be in place until around 11am.

And the situation has been made worse by a crash further along the motorway. A car crashed with a lorry between junctions five and six around four hours later.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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