Tuesday, December 19, 2017

M6 Closure Today

Cumbria Police made the following announcement a short time ago today (19 December 2017):


"Today (19th December), at 11am, there will be a planned closure to the M6 southbound, junctions 36-35.

The closure is for a police survey, following a collision that occurred in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred at 00:30am, and involved a pedestrian and a HGV.

The female pedestrian was taken to hospital, but later died. The HGV driver is helping police with their enquiries.

There will be diversions in place via the A590 and A6, the junction will be closed until investigations are completed, this could be a number of hours" POSTSCRIPT The M6 duly re-opened after this tragic incident. Police have confirmed the identity of the victim, a 51-year-old woman from Millom, who died after being hit by a heavy goods vehicle on the M6. She has been named by police as Tatiana Grieve. She died at the scene after getting out of her Toyota Rav 4.

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