One person dead after HGV collides with pedestrian on Wigan motorway

Police have conducted a full investigation
Police have conducted a full investigation

One person has been confirmed dead following a crash on the M6 late last night outside Wigan.


At around 11pm last night (Saturday), police were called to reports of a collision between an HGV and a pedestrian between J27 and J26 on the southbound carriageway of the M6.

Paramedics were also called and one person was confirmed dead at the scene.

The motorway was closed between J27 at the Shevington Interchange and J26 at Orrell from 11pm until around 4am on Sunday.

A full police investigation has taken place.

North West Motorway Police and Highways England cleared the carriageway in the early hours.

The road has since been reopened.