Coventry & Warwickshire

M6 motorway in Midlands reopens after fatal crash

Crash scene
Image caption The collision involved a car, a people carrier and a van

The M6 near the border of Warwickshire and Leicestershire has reopened after a woman died in a crash on Tuesday.

The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident involving the car she was in, a van and a people carrier at about 1540 BST.

An ambulance service spokesman said four men in their 30s in the people carrier suffered serious injuries. The van driver suffered minor injuries.

The M6 was shut between junction one and the M1 for almost nine hours.

Air ambulances

Two air ambulances and five land ambulances, four from the East Midlands and one from the West Midlands, were sent to the scene.

The two most seriously injured men in the people carrier were flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

One had a chest injury and the other sustained pelvic and facial injuries.

The other two men were taken by road to the same hospital. One had a collarbone injury and the other had chest and pelvic injuries.

The driver of the van, which ended up on its side, was assessed at the scene and refused the offer of hospital treatment.

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