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Driver who was parked on hard shoulder dies following M6 crash

A man in his 30s was parked on the hard shoulder at the time of the crash on the M6. Credit: Highways England

A driver who was parked on the hard shoulder of the M6 has died following a crash.

Officers were called to a collision between a car, lorry and pedestrian around 6.30am. It has now been confirmed that the pedestrian was the driver of a stationary vehicle which was parked on the hard shoulder.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived and later pronounced dead at the scene. He hasn't been formally identified but his family have been informed.

A spokesperson for WMAS said: "When ambulance staff arrived they found a male pedestrian, the driver of a stationary vehicle, who was seriously injured and in cardiac arrest.

"The team worked together to commence advanced life support at the roadside. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later."

The crash happened between J15 for Stoke-on-Trent and J16 for Crewe. The motorway remains closed and drivers are advised to take a diversion via the A500.

In a statement, Staffordshire Police said: "Officers from Central Motorway Police Group and Staffordshire Police were called just before 6.25am this morning to reports of a road traffic collision on the M6 Northbound, between Keele Services and Junction 16.

"The road is currently closed northbound, between Junction 15 and Junction 16, whilst the emergency services respond to the incident and motorists are asked to follow the diversion in place."

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