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M6 car crash women to leave hospital

Two women injured in a car crash which killed one woman and two children on the M6 on Christmas Day are to be discharged from hospital today.

Police confirmed last night that the three people killed in the accident were two young brothers aged four and 10 and a 32-year-old woman.

The driver of the car, believed to be the boy's mother, and another female passenger, were taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The crash happened at 11.30am between junction 14 and 15 near Stoke-on-Trent. Both carriages were closed for several hours after the car overturned.

M6 motorists share their misery on Twitter

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Been stuck on the M6 between J13 and J15 for 3hrs. It's so bad Ali and I have resorted to playing I Spy. The kids aren't even in the car.

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I advise NOONE to use the m6 today! 3 hours stuck in traffic to go 3 miles, not how I wanna spend my day

There are tailbacks of up to ten miles and major delays after a lorry caught fire when it collided with a car towing a caravan on the M6 in Staffordshire last night.

The driver of the car is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after the crash between Stafford services and Junction 15 shortly after 4 o'clock this morning.

The Highways Agency have warned motorists to expect further two hour delays as the road is re-surfaced.

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Long delays on M6 Northbound after lorry fire

The crash between the lorry and car towing a caravan overnight
The crash between the lorry and car towing a caravan overnight Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The are long delays on the M6 Northbound in Staffordshire between Junction 14 and Junction 15 while repair work is carried out after a lorry fire.

There are tailbacks of around five miles and delays of around 90 minutes after the crash between a lorry and a car towing a caravan caused the lorry to burst into flames.

One man is in hospital with serious head injuries after the crash.

Resurfacing work to the damaged carriageway is expected to be ongoing until 4pm.

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Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving

A 63-year-old man from Sunderland has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a little girl was killed in a crash on the M6 in November.

4-year-old Priyanka Bhogal, from Coventry, died in hospital from serious injuries when the car in which she was travelling was involved in the collision.

Seven others were also injured in the multi-vehicle collision.

The man has been released on police bail and will appear before Solihull Magistrates' Court next week.

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