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.

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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.