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M6 Walsall crash: latest police updates

The scene on the M6 at Walsall Credit: Andy Smith

West Midlands Police and the Central Motorway Police Group are currently at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the M6 in Walsall, in which one man has died. Officers from both groups have been posting updates on the investigation's latest. They say:

  • Experts are currently at the scene of the M6 fatal crash planning the removal of the HGV
  • They say the recovery of an HGV down the embankment of the M6 crash site will take around two hours
  • The M6 J10 and J10A will not need to be resurfaced following fuel leaks from today's fatal crash
  • Call 101 if you have any information about the crash

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One man has died after the M6 crash in Walsall

West Midlands Police have confirmed a man has died after the M6 motorway crash in Walsall earlier this afternoon.

The road is expected to be closed for approximately 10 hours.

Emergency services are still at the scene and are carrying out recovery works in the area.

M6 Northbound is closed with queueing traffic. There are long delays due to multi-vehicle accident and accident investigation work between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J10A M54, congestion on M6 to J8 M5 and on M6 to J7 A34 (Great Barr).

The trapped traffic is was released past the scene in lane four (of four).

Diversion are in place: Hollow Black Circle Symbol - from M6 J10, via the A454, A4150, and A449 to the M54 J2. Then take the A5 to J12 of the M6.

M6 traffic at a standstill after multi-vehicle crash

Traffic remains at a standstill after the earlier crash on the M6 motorway in Walsall.

Commuters have said on social media some of them have been stuck in the queues for more than two hours now:

M6 northbound closed in West Midlands after multi-vehicle accident

Credit: Highways England

There is queueing traffic, long delays and road closure due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J10A M54, congestion on M6 to J8 M5.

The accident happened just after J10 North at around 15.00. Emergency services are at the scene.

  • Diversion - Hollow Black Circle Symbol - from M6 J10, via the A454, A4150, and A449 to the M54 J2. Then take the A5 to J12 of the M6.

Young boy sings heartbreaking cover of 'dance with my father'

A young boy from Walsall has released a video singing a cover of 'Dance with my father' in honour of his late dad.

Aaron Nutting, eight, posted the video of youtube to help raise money towards Sarcoma UK, a charity aimed at combatting bone and soft tissue cancers.

It is after Aaron's father, Simon, died just a few weeks ago after battling the disease. Leaving behind his wife Emma, and five children.

The family have set up a Justgiving page in honour of Simon.

Simon Nutting pictured with his wife Emma, Simon passed away just six weeks ago. Credit: Family Handout

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88-year-old woman killed at busy crossing

The junction at Bloxwich Road and Leamore Lane Credit: ITV News Central

An elderly lady has died after being hit by a car at a busy Walsall road junction.

The lady was crossing at the junction of Bloxwich Road and Leamore Lane just before midday yesterday (Sat Aug 13) when she was struck by a silver VW Golf.

She was taken to QE Hospital with critical injuries but sadly pronounced dead later that evening.

The 25-year-old male driver stopped at the scene and gave a voluntary interview to police officers; he has been released pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.

An inquest rules that Gina Lander was unlawfully killed

Gina Lander was reported missing from her home on 16th March Credit: West Midlands Police

The disappearance of a New Zealand national from Walsall is being treated as a murder.

Gina Lander was reported missing from her home on 16th March this year by her partner. Despite a number of appeals, no trace of the 46-year-old was found.

On 21st April police were called to reports of a man falling from a bridge over the M6 motorway in Walsall. The man identified as David Stokes, from Mellish Road, died following the fall.

The 39-year-old was Gina’s partner and at the time she was reported missing.

One line of enquiry to date has been that David Stokes may have killed Gina and disposed of her remains shortly before she was reported missing. The investigation was handed to the coroner. At an inquest today ruled that Gina’s death was an unlawful killing and that David Stokes committed suicide.

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