M6 near Birmingham closed following fatal crash

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The M6 remains closed southbound between J4a (M42) and J3a (M6 Toll) following the crash this morni

A man has died following a crash on the M6 near Birmingham this morning (28 February).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 7:13am to reports of a three vehicle collision between junctions 4 and 3a.

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Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and a BASICS Emergency Doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a car, a van and a lorry had been in collision. The driver of the car was the only person injured.

“The middle-aged man received advanced life support at the scene of the incident. He was then taken on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the critical care paramedic from the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car travelled with the crew.

“Unfortunately, the man was confirmed dead shortly after arrival at A&E.”

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According to National Highways, the M6 was closed southbound between J4a (M42) and J3a (M6 Toll) following the crash, but has now reopened.

The closure caused major traffic disruption earlier this morning.

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