Police confirm that the three people killed on the M6 were two young brothers and a 32 yr-old woman.

The boys were aged 4 and 10. The driver of the car, believed to be the boy's mother, and another female passenger, remain in a stable condition in hospital.

The crash occurred on the northbound carriageway near junction 15 at around 11.25am this morning.

The motorway has now reopened.


Wedding guests die in M6 crash

Three people have died after a Christmas day crash on the M6. They were on their way to a wedding in Bolton.