M58 crash: Everything we know so far

Two people have died following a multi-vehicle collision on a stretch of the M58 motorway.


Here's everything we know so far about the incident:

The wreckage on the M58

The wreckage on the M58

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- At around 8.45am today (Tuesday), the North West Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between J3 and J4.

- The collision involved an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles.

- Two air ambulances, four land ambulances, police and fire engines all attended the scene. At least 10 people were taken to hospital, with four people being seriously injured.

- The motorway was closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident, bringing traffic to a standstill and causing hours of delays.

- This afternoon, Lancashire Police confirmed that two people - a woman and a 14-year-old boy - have since died as a result of their injuries.

- The driver of the HGV, a 31-year-old man from Chorley, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He is currently in custody.

- Another collision took place shortly afterwards on the same motorway, in which a woman and two men - one of whom is in his 60s - also suffered serious injuries.

Anyone with information about either collision should call 101 quoting log number 275 of today, January 8.