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M6 near Wolverhampton and Walsall reopens after fatal crash

Accident on motorway Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption The fire service was at the scene of the 'serious' crash

The M6 motorway between Wolverhampton and Walsall has reopened after a fatal crash.

One person died when a car, a van pulling a trailer and a lorry crashed between junctions 10 and 10a on Sunday at about 15:00 BST.

Major repair work was needed to the motorway surface with leaking fuel suspected to have caused damage, said West Midlands Police.

The road was closed for about 15 hours with tailbacks to junction 7.

The hard shoulder could remain shut for repairs for two days.

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption A car, van pulling a trailer, and heavy goods vehicle were involved

Highways England described it as a "complex recovery operation overnight".

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