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.
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Any mist or fog will clear quickly during the morning leaving the rest of the day dry with plenty of hazy sunshine.
Saturday will be fine and dry with sunny spells but with a noticeable easterly breeze.
Former Aston Villa, Coventry City and Leicester City star Dion Dublin tells ITV News Central how he thinks his former teams are doing.