A on-duty traffic officer was killed, and a colleague seriously injured, in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria, Highways England has confirmed.
The crash happened on February 21, between junction 38 to junction 37.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the two Highways England traffic officers who were involved in this terrible incident.
The police are carrying out an investigation and we are assisting them in any way that we can.
Everyone at Highways England has been deeply affected by this incident and we would ask that the privacy of those closest to the officers is respected at this difficult time.”
The southbound carriageway was closed for nine hours yesterday as emergency services dealt with the incident.
One person has died and another is seriously injured after a collision on the M6 southbound in Cumbria.
It happened between J38 (Tebay) to J37 (Killington Lake). Emergency services are at the scene and diversions are in place.
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours.
M6 SB CLOSED J38-J37 RTC.SB traffic use J39 and A6 to Kendal re joining M6 at J36.Will be closed for several hours.
The police are warning drivers of high-sided vehicles to take care on exposed roads, as a number of lorries have overturned in the region.
This photo shows a wagon blown over on the south-bound M6, near Tebay Services, this afternoon.
Police were called to the scene of a two vehicle car crash on the M6 at 9:40 this morning.
The crash between two black Ford Focus' happened Southbound between junction 41 and 42.
Nobody was injured.
One of the drivers was a 39 year old man from Blackpool who had two passengers in his car.
He was arrested after failing the roadside breath test.
One lane is closed on the M6 southbound between junction 44 and junction 45, due to an accident.
Two lanes of the M6 have reopened after an accident and subsequent repair work caused long delays during rush hour. The stretch between junction 43 (Carlisle) and junction 44 (Carlisle North) had been closed for recovery of the vehicles involved and barrier repairs.
The M6 Northbound is currently closed between junction 43 and junction 44 due to recovery work following an accident yesterday afternoon.
The closure is affecting traffic on the M6 to junction 42 and the A6/B6263 (Carlisle South).
It is likely the road will remain closed until later this morning for recovery and barrier repairs.
The M6 northbound has been closed between J37 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J38 (Tebay).
It is due to a serious accident involving two cars. One of the cars has overturned.
Two lanes of the M6 Motorway were closed for more than twelve hours today, causing long tailbacks and delays for thousands of drivers.
It happened after a lorry overturned in the early hours of the morning.
The 74-year-old driver of the vehicle is being treated in hospital following the accident.
Emergency services have spent the day clearing up.
Watch Andy Burn's report below.
A lorry driver is being treated in hospital after his HGV overturned on the M6 early this morning.
The accident closed two lanes of the southbound motorway and there are still long delays.
Andy Burn reports: