A pedestrian has died after being hit by a tanker on a motorway in Cheshire, police have said.

Officers were called to the M56 between junctions 12 and 14 at about 5.30am on Monday, a force spokesman said.

"On arrival it was found that an HGV tanker, travelling in the direction of Runcorn, had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

Cheshire Police

The M56 eastbound was closed following the crash for investigation work but later reopened.

Police advised motorists to avoid the area due to ongoing delays.

  • Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any information, should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML-707448.