Man killed by lorry on M6 motorway in Cheshire

Knutsford Services
Image caption The lorry hit the person near Knutsford Services

A 53-year-old man has been hit by a lorry and killed on the M6 motorway in Cheshire, police said.

Emergency services were called to the motorway near Knutsford Services at about 04:20 BST following reports of the incident.

The southbound carriageway was closed between junctions 19 and 18 while a police investigation into the death was carried out.

A Highways Agency spokesman said the road had since reopened.

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