The families of those involved in the crash that killed two people and injured six are being given support from specially trained police officers.
The accident happened on the northbound carriageway just before theBranston junction at around 7.45pm.
It involved a red Lexus and a black Peugeot.
The driver and passenger of the Lexus, both women intheir 30s, died. The three rear seat passengers suffered serious injuries.An 11-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl were taken to hospital. It is notbelieved their injuries are life threatening.
The driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 30’s, suffered serious injuries, as did a 4-year-old girl, who was taken to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
A woman in her 20’s also suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition.
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