Eight-year-old dies in M6 crash

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An eight-year-old boy from Leicester has died after a crash on the M6.

It happened between junctions 6 and 5 southbound at around 7:30pm on Thursday.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash between a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris car, which is believed to have stopped on the hard shoulder.

Other people travelling in the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released pending further investigation

Police are appealing for information.