28th Jun, 2022

Man dies after lorry bursts into flames on M6 near Coventry

Editorial Correspondent 6th Aug, 2019 Updated: 6th Aug, 2019

A MAN has died after his lorry smashed into a barrier and burst into flames on the M6 northbound near Coventry.

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses or information following the incident in the early hours on Saturday (August 3).

It happened at around 12.20am, when a lorry travelling between junctions two and three collided with a safety barrier close to a ‘works exit’, causing the fire.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: “The driver of the lorry, a man in his 60s, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

“No one else was injured as a result of this incident.

“Road closures were in place between junctions two and three while emergency services were in attendance.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, saw the manner in which the lorry was being driven prior to the collision or has any dashcam footage of the incident, is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 20 of 3 August 2019.

“Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

Support community journalism by making a contribution

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source of news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Support Us

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.

Property Finder 24/7

Search for properties in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.