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.
Patrick McLoughlin said his thoughts are with the family of Adam Gibb, who died, and his colleague who was injured, while working on the M6.
The family of Adam Gibb, the Highways England worker killed on the M6 in Cumbria, have paid tribute to him.