M6 horror crash kills three-year-old child and elderly man as one car flips and bursts into flames


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A three year-old girl and an elderly man have been killed in a crash on the M6. The emergency services were called to the scene of the smash, which happened on the southbound carriageway between Preston and Leyland, Junctions 29 and 28 at around 5.50pm on Saturday.

Lancashire Constabulary say a Porsche Boxster car, being driven by a 79-year-old man, collided with a Vauxhall Meriva car in which the young girl was travelling. Two adults in the Meriva suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

As a result, the motorway was shut in both directions for a number of hours. The closure lasted into the morning of Sunday, November 20, reports LancsLive.

READ MORE: Person airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle Snowdonia crash that closed road for hours

It has now been confirmed by Lancashire Constabulary that a three-year-old child and a 79 year-old man have died. Two lanes of the southbound carriageway remain blocked today (November 20) for emergency surface repairs.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and say both families are being supported by specially trained officers.

Sgt Craig Booth, Serious Collision Investigator with Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances. This was a traumatic scene for all witnesses and emergency services involved, I would like to pass on my thanks for their dedication in dealing with an incident which can only be described as horrific.

“We want to hear from any witnesses to the collision or those who have dashcam footage from the area around the time it happened.”

Anyone with information or who has footage, please contact 101 – quoting log 1102 of November 19, 2022.

A statement from National Highways said last night: “The M6 in Lancashire is closed southbound between J29 (Preston) and J28 (Leyland) due to a serious collisio…

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