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The family of a man who died in a collision on the M6 on Monday have paid tribute to a ‘caring’ man who was a ‘devoted dad’.
Michael Proctor, 22, who was from Southport, was driving a lorry when it was involved in an eight vehicle collision.
A spokesperson said on behalf of Mr Proctor’s family:
“Mike was a loving, caring son and brother and was devoted to his baby son, Tyler.''
''All Mike ever wanted to be was a wagon driver like his Dad. There is now a space in our lives that can never be filled.''
Police have confirmed that two drivers who died in a multi vehicle motorway collision on Monday morning have been identified.
Alan Walmsley, 62, of Preston and Michael Proctor, 22, of Southport, both died in the accident on the northbound carriageway of the M6 at around 8.15am yesterday morning.
The collision involved eight vehicles. Mr Proctor and Mr Walmsley both died at the scene.
Police are investigating the exact circumstances that led to the collision.
Two lorry drivers have died following a serious accident on the M6 this morning.
The collision which happened between junctions 35 and 36 northbound at around 8.15am involved eight vehicles.
More than twenty emergency service vehicles remain on scene.
All casualties have now been taken to hospital via land or air ambulance however the northbound carriageway of the M6 remains closed while the scene is cleared.
There are extensive delays in the area and these are likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Drivers are asked to use alternative routes wherever possible.