Passenger killed after car and lorry crash on M6

The M6 Northbound between J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill) and J4A M42 was closed for most of the day after the fatal crash.

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Man who died in car and lorry crash on M6 identified

The man who died in a crash on the M6 motorway on Sunday has been identified as Haroon Raja, from Yardley in Birmingham.

The 33-year-old was passenger in a white Audi Q7 which hit a light goods vehicle. The driver of the Audi suffered minor injuries and is now out of hospital, but the LGV driver is still being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

The crash happened between junctions 4 and 4a in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving the road closed into the afternoon.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to help them find out what caused the crash.


Police appeal for witnesses to M6 crash

Passenger dies after M6 lorry and car collision

Passenger dies after M6 lorry and car collision Credit: Highways Agency

A man has died after a collision on the M6 in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

It happened just before 5:00 when a lorry and a car collided - the passenger in the car was confirmed dead at the scene from multiple injuries.

It happened between J4 and J5 Northbound. The lorry overturned and the section of motorway is expected to stay closed until 11:15 today.

The car driver, a man thought to be in his 30s, was taken to City Hospital as a precaution. The lorry driver, in his 50s, was helped out of his lorry by a passing driver. He was treated for fractured ribs and also taken to hospital.

Overturned lorry closes M6 Northbound between J4 & J4a until 11:15 this morning

M6 Northbound closed Credit: Highways Agency

The M6 Northbound has been closed between J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill) and J4A M42 since around 5:00 after a serious accident between a lorry and a car - the lorry overturned.

Traffic is said to be doing well and is being diverted onto M42 where you can head south to pick up the M5 north; or head north up M42 to use M1 and A50. Another alternative is the M6 Toll road. There are signs in place to point you in the right direction.

It's expected to open from around 11:15 this morning.


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