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Woman dies in HGV collision on M62

A woman has died and a man is seriously injured after a lorry overturned on the M62. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

An investigation is under way after a woman has died in a collision on the M62 involving an HGV and a car.

The incident happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 12 (Eccles interchange) and junction 11 (Birchwood) on in the early hours of Sunday morning, January 24.

A man who was in the car with the woman has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The carriageway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

The westbound carriageway between J12 and J11 has been closed for most of the day. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

We are currently carrying out our enquires to locate the family of those involved and establish exactly what happened for such a tragedy to occur. We are asking if anybody witnessed the collision itself or saw the Audi travelling along either the M602 or the M60 in the early hours of this morning to contact Police.

– PC Paul Joynson, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, GMP

21 year old man dies after m62 crash

Police are investigating after a man was killed when he drove off the M62 and into a parked car.

It happened near Irlam at just after 2am this morning (Saturday). The 21-year-old man was driving a blue Toyota Yaris on the M62 westbound carriageway before driving onto the grass embankment and crashing into a parked BMW and recovery truck on the hard shoulder.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say his family have been informed but he has not yet been formally identified. Officers are appealing for witnesses.

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M62 not expected to fully re-open until 3pm

A driver is in hospital after his lorry smashed through a motorway central reservation and collided with a car, a van and two other lorries on the opposite carriageway of the M62.

The crash earlier this morning resulted in queues stretching for 21 miles from junction 18, Simister Island, to past junction 24, at Ainley Top.

The Highways Agency website has now said the motorway will not fully re-open until around 3pm.

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M62 closed after lorry crashes through central reservation

Motorists caught in massive tailbacks on the M62 are being told to remain in their vehicles.

The congestion was caused after a lorry hit the central reservation Great Manchester Police (GMP) say. the motorway is closed in both directions at Milnrow/Shaw.

GMP say: "The lorry went through the reservation, onto the opposite side, colliding with a number of vehicles.

The lorry driver has been airlifted to hospital and is in a critical condition. It is unknown at this stage if there are any other injuries."

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TRAVEL: M62 closed at Huyton

The M62 is closed westbound at J5 Huyton after an accident on the slip road. A 22-year-old man has serious head injuries. He has been taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

A full investigation into the incident is underway whilst police investigate, officers say the area will be closed throughout rush hour.

Thousands of chickens saved from the abattoir

Thousands of chickens have found a new homes at a farm in Salford having been spared the abattoir.

They were rescued after the truck taking them for slaughter crashed on the M62 at Barton Moss.

The lorry was carrying 6,800 live chickens and shed crates across the carriageway.

Delayed motorists faced miles of tailbacks while the vehicle and debris were cleared.

Workers at an animal rescue centre in Barton Moss helped around 3,000 chickens off the motorway and onto their farm - before calling on locals to re-home them.

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