9th Dec, 2016

M6 southbound reopens following fatal early morning crash

Shaun Reynolds 17th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TWO men have died after a collision between a van and a heavy goods vehicle between junction two of the M69 and junction one for the A426.

The incident occured just before 5.30am this morning (December 17).

The two men killed were travelling in a van, another driver travelling in a lorry escaped with no injuries.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a van and a lorry that had been in a significant collision.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save either man in the van and they were confirmed deceased on scene.

“The lorry driver was checked over by ambulance staff – he was uninjured, but understandably shaken by what had happened.”

Lanes one and two of the motorway have now reopened following this morning’s incident.