Highways England officer dies on-duty after collision on the M6

An on-duty Highways England officer has been killed in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria. His fellow colleague suffered serious injuries.

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the Highways England traffic officers who were involved in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria on Sunday 21 February while responding to an incident."

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Traffic officer killed in M6 crash named as Adam Gibb

The man who died in a road traffic collision on the M6 has been identified as Adam Gibb, 51, from Penrith.

Cumbria Police were called to reports of a vehicle veering off the M6 southbound between junction 37 and 38 yesterday afternoon, February 21.

A black Mercedes left the carriageway colliding with two Highways England officers who were at the side of the carriageway dealing with a separate incident.

Adam Gibb died at the scene as a result of the collision.

The second Highways England officer, a 51-year-old man from Kirby Stephen, was transferred to James Cook hospital with serious injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition.

The southbound carriageway of the M6 was closed for nine hours as emergency services dealt with the incident.

  • Anyone who may have witnessed the collision can call 101.

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