One dead after M6 crash

One person has died and 10 others have been left injured after a multi-vehicle accident on the M6 southbound at Chester.

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Man who died in M6 crash named as Alan Bullock

A man who died after a crash on the M6 on Monday morning has been named as Alan Bullock from Blackpool.

A Cheshire Police statement said:

At 11.23am on Monday 11th December emergency services attended a 9 vehicle collision on the M6 southbound approaching junction 16 at Barthomley.

As a result of this incident 11 people received injuries. Sadly Alan Bullock, aged 54, from the Blackpool area died at the scene from his injuries.

A 33-year-old woman from the Sheffield area and a 50-year-old man from the Blackpool area remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Cheshire Police is appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 338 of 10th December.

– Cheshire Police statement

M6 Southbound could be closed for four hours

All the casualties were taken to hospital, two by air ambulance. Police were at the scene to carry out an investigation into the circumstances.

The southbound carriageway is closed between junctions 16 and 18, Holmes Chapel, and is likely remain closed for approximately four hours, police said.

"Crews were called to the scene of a major road traffic collision on the M6 southbound between junctions 17 and 16.

"There were seven service appliances at the scene which involved numerous vehicles including two heavy goods vehicles, two cars and one van. The crews were engaged in extricating five casualties who were trapped.

"The officer at the scene summarised that a total of 15 persons and nine vehicles were involved in the collision.

"Five persons were released from vehicles by the Fire and Rescue Service and all casualties were transported to hospitals at Leighton, Crewe and Stoke by the ambulance service. Sadly, one person was confirmed dead at the scene."


One dead and 10 injured in M6 crash

One person has died and 10 people have been injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up on the M6 in Cheshire, police said.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway near junction 16 at Sandbach shortly after 11.20am on Monday.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said the collision involved two vans, two HGVs and five cars.

"Seven people received minor injuries, three received serious injuries, two of which are life threatening, and sadly one person has died"

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