The vehicles involved in the M6 crash were a silver Volkswagen Polo and three motorcycles - a red Aprilla 750cc, a blue Kawasaki 500cc and an orange Kawasaki 1000cc.
The 62-year-old man who died was the rider of the orange Kawasaki.
His passenger, a woman in her 50s was also seriously injured. Her condition is described as critical.
More top news
Stoke Central's new Labour MP Gareth Snell says the politics of 'hope not hate' defeated UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall in the by-election.
Almost three years after the so-called 'Trojan Horse' controversy, a leaked letter obtained by News at Ten reveals concerns remain.
Leicester City have confirmed they have parted company with their manager nine months after he guided them to their Premier League title.