Staffordshire Police said a 62-year-old man has died and three people have been injured in a crash on the M6 in Staffordshire.
They said an HGV travelling on the M6 between junction 15 of the motorway and Yarnfield, near Stone, had a blowout at about 9am.
The lorry landed on the hard shoulder. As a result of the blowout, a lot of tyre debris was left on the carriageway.
Police believe traffic began to slow to avoid hitting the debris. As a result of the traffic slowing there was a collision involving three motorcycles and a car.
All four motorcyclists were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and the 63-year-old man from Blackpool died on his way to hospital.
All three lanes reopened at around 2.45pm. Police are still investigating the incident.
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