Man dies after being hit by lorry on M6

By Thomas Parkes | Cannock | News | Published:

A 40-year-old pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry on the M6 in Staffordshire.

Emergency services were called to reports of a HGV hitting a pedestrian shortly after midnight yesterday at junction 11 for Cannock and Wolverhampton, on the southbound carriageway.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The family of the man, who has yet to be formally identified, have been notified and are currently being supported by specially-trained officers.

The carriageway was closed between junctions 12 and 11 while specialist officers investigated.

Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands' Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now appealing for any witnesses.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: "Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash-cam footage is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 5 of December 27."

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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