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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.

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."

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.

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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.

Lorry crash spills chickens across the carriageway

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Traffic is still queuing on the M62 Eastbound after a lorry carrying chickens crashed spilling the live birds across the carriageway. It happened at 4:15am this morning between J11 A574 (Birchwood) and J12 M60 / M602 (Eccles Interchange).

Emergency crews are working to clear the chickens and debris from the road. There are diversions in place, but drivers are facing long delays and have been advised to avoid the area.

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