A woman was killed in a crash on the M62 after her car hit the central reservation and crashed into a BMW.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash between junctions 7 and 8 of the motorway at around 11.35pm last night, September 24.
Paramedics fought to save the 35-year-old woman driver of the Audi but she died of her injuries at the scene.
Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
The motorway is likely to remain closed between Junction 7 for Rainhill Stoops and junction 8 for Warrington for most of Saturday.
Motorists travelling in that direction are being asked to avoid the area and find alternative routes.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “Officers from our Roads Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses following a serious RTC on the M62 (Manchester bound) between junctions 7 and 8 last night (Friday, 24 September).
“At about 11.35pm it was reported that an Audi car had collided with the central reservation and there was subsequent collision with a BMW.
“Merseyside Police, North West Motorway Patrol Group, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service attended at the scene.
“The 35-year-old woman driver of the Audi was treated by paramedics at the scene, but unfortunately she has died as a result of the injuries she sustained.”
Anyone who witnessed what happened or has dashcam footage of the crash is being asked to contact police.
Sgt Ian Laycock, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “An investigation is ongoing after a woman sadly died following a collision on the M62 last night.
“The next of kin of the driver have been informed and are being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers.
“We would ask any drivers in the area who witnessed the collision, or who may have dashcam footage of the incident, to come forward. Any footage, or information, could be vital in establishing what happened.
“The Manchester bound carriageway of the M62 has been closed following the incident to allow investigations to take place and is expected to be closed for some considerable time.
“Drivers are asked to use alternative routes and an update will be sent out once the motorway has reopened.
“Traffic and travel bulletins on local radio stations will also be kept up-to-date with the status of the closure.”
You can call us on (0151) 777 5747 or provide information via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’, with reference 1227 of 24 September. You can also call contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.
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