A COVENTRY man who died when his car set alight after crashing on the M6 was just 26-years-old.
Police believe he was driving the car when it crashed on southbound carriageway between junctions four and three near to Corley Services in the early hours of Monday morning (January 9).
It then burst into flames – killing both the man and his 46-year-old female passenger, who is believed to be from Birmingham.
The victims have not been formally identified, but police say their families have been notified.
An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene just before 2.15am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two patients in the car, which had set alight.
“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save either of them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”
Inspector Lucy Sewell of Warwickshire Police said: “Following our initial enquiries we believe we have identified one of the occupants of the car and we are in the process of informing their family.
“While we are awaiting formal identification, at this stage we believe the driver to be a man from the Coventry area.
“We are currently carrying out enquiries to identify the passenger.
“The M6 is now fully reopened and I’d like to thank people for their patience while we carried out our enquiries.”
If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that could help police with their enquiries they can call 101 and quote incident 50 of 9 January 2017.
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