A man has sadly died after a van crashed into the back of a lorry on the M6.
J10 to J10a of the M6 northbound was shut after the incident, which happened just after 10.45am this morning (January 9).
Nothing could be done to save the man, who was in his 40s, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward, as the junction remains closed six-hours after the crash.
The area of motorway serves Walsall, Wolverhampton and Cannock. Traffic has built up in the area as investigators remain at the scene.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We can confirm that a man in his 40s sadly died in a collision on the M6 earlier today (January 9).
“Officers were called to reports a van had collided with the back of a lorry near junction 10 just after 10.45am.
“Sadly, nothing could be done to save his life and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
They added: “We’re working to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the road remains closed between junction 10 and 10a northbound as our investigators examine the scene.
“We’re keen to hear from anybody who was there at the time and may have information or dashcam footage to assist our investigation.
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M6 crash tragedy as man dies after van collides with lorry