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Five people die in serious collision on M6

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Five people have died and one is critically injured after a collision on the M6.

The incident happened at around 4.30 this morning (24 May), on the southbound stretch of the M6 between J15 (Stoke South) and J14 (Stafford North).

The road is likely to remain closed through morning rush hour and motorists are being urged to avoid surrounding routes.

Trapped traffic is being turned around, using a lane of the northbound carriageway.

Staffordshire Police said in a statement:

As a result of the collision that stretch of the motorway is closed and will be for some considerable time. A detailed investigation into the incident has begun.

– Staffordshire Police statement

TRAVEL: M6 SOUTHBOUND

Stationary traffic on the M6 Southbound Credit: PA Images

Traffic is stationary on the M6 Southbound between Junction 15 A500 at (Stoke-on-Trent) and Junction 14 A34/A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).

This is due to a serious incident involving a car and a lorry. The road is likely to remain closed through morning rush hour.

There is a diversion at J15 to A500 eastbound, follow until the junction with the A34 at Hanford, take the exit to A34 southbound and continue to M6 Junction 14.

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