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Sunday, 05 July 2015

M6 in Cumbria death crash pair named

POLICE have named two drivers who died in a crash on the M6 in Cumbria yesterday.

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A number vehicles were involved in a collision in traffic at around 8.15am on Monday near the Lancaster Canal bridge north of Burton-in-Kendal services.

Today police have confirmed two men from Lancashire died.

The driver of the SPAR lorry has been formally identified as Alan Walmsley, 62, of Mardale Road, Longridge, Preston.

The driver of the blue flat lorry has been formally identified as Michael Raymond Proctor, 22, of Salisbury Street, Southport.

Following the removal of several vehicles, including several lorries, a police accident investigation and clearance of debris from the scene, lanes two and three of the carriageway re-opened at 6.45pm.

The carriageway has been resurfaced and was fully open again well ahead of the morning's peak travel period.

More than twenty emergency service vehicles attended and police have confirmed that the following eight vehicles were involved:

  • A yellow heavy goods vehicle.
  • A red Volvo heavy goods vehicle.
  • A dark coloured Peugeot 307 which was driven by a woman from Lancaster and was trapped between the yellow HGV and red Volvo HGV. She suffered serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening at this time.
  • A white Mercedes flatbed heavy goods vehicle.
  • A silver Renault traffic van driven by a man who has been taken to Preston Royal Infirmary by air ambulance.
  • A silver Volkswagen golf which suffered damage from the debris of the collision. The occupant was uninjured.


Have your say

For those of us who constantly use the the motorway system,it's a wonder there are not many more fatalities.
Who's to blame,the motorway system is out
dated,we need four lanes,with the two inside lanes for heavy goods and slow vehicles,with the out side lanes for fast moving vehicles.
Longer stretches of access for leaving the motorway instead of tail backs that can sometimes back up on to the motorways.
Most motorways were not built for todays capacity,and lorries are going to get bigger to carry heavier loads.
My sympathy to the families.

Posted by Dicky on 26 February 2013 at 16:26

Nicola, I don’t usually stand up for the Evening Mail but as this article was probably given to the paper as a statement and also the fact that this article does not name your father or the driver of any of the other vehicles or give registrations how can it cause distress?

On another note I hope your Father and anyone else involved makes a full recovery it’s never nice when these things happen

Posted by Me on 26 February 2013 at 11:54

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