A man has sadly died and a second has been taken to hospital following a collision between a lorry and a van on the M6 this morning (18/08).

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 6 and 5, at 9.13AM, to reports of a serious collision

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “On arrival, crews discovered the van driver, a man, in cardiac arrest at the roadside having suffered serious injuries in the incident.

“CPR commenced immediately and advanced life support was administered but unfortunately it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased.

“The lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was treated for neck and chest injuries and taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.”

Two lanes are now open past the scene on the M6 southbound between J6 and J5. Extensive recovery is ongoing. Delays are back to J7.