Two people have died following a collision on the M6 overnight. West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the southbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions four and three, near to Corley Services, just before 2.15am.
An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“On arrival, crews discovered two patients in the car, which had set alight. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save either of them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”
There is still slow traffic due to the earlier accident on the M6 Southbound. It's between J4A M42 and J3 A444 / B4113 for Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry),
Both the Northbound and Southbound link roads from the M42 have now been re-opened.
There remains congestion on the M6 to J6 A38(M) of the Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.
There’s been another accident between J11 AND J10 Southbound on the M6 and drivers are now being asked to use the M6 Toll.
There are delays of at least 30 minutes on this stretch and drivers are being asked to reconsider their use of the M6 this morning.
There are now also further reports of another accident on the M6 Southbound between J7 A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.
Lane three on the southbound side of the M6 has now reopened following earlier delays.
Traffic is expected to be affected throughout the morning as investigations continue in to the cause of a collision which killed two people overnight.
There are reports of issues on the M6 both Northbound and Southbound this evening:
- One lane blocked and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J3A M6 Toll and Corley Services.
- Reports of one lane blocked and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Northbound after J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.
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Drivers are being warned to expect heavy delays on the roads this morning after a collision on the M6 Northbound and a multi-vehicle pile-up on the M6 Southbound.
No traffic is being allowed through southbound between Junction 2 for Coventry and Junction 1 for Rugby with vehicles being diverted. Congestion is backed up all the way to Nuneaton (A444). It's expected to be closed until 11:00 this morning.
On the M6 Northbound, the section between Junction 7 for Perry Barr and Junction 8 remains while crews clear the debris after the collision.
There is slow traffic and one lane is closed due to an accident on the M6 Northbound between J7 A34 (Great Barr) and J8 M5.