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Man Dies In M6 Collision Involving Lorry
The M6 motorway was closed in one direction after a man died in a crash involving a car and a lorry.
The truck overturned following the collision at about 4.55am on Sunday.
The motorway's northbound carriageway was closed between Junction 4 at Coleshill and Junction 4a, near Birmingham, and remained so for most of the morning, police said.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Crews arrived to find a car and a lorry that had been in a serious collision, the impact of which caused the lorry to roll over.
"The passenger of the car suffered multiple serious injuries.
"Unfortunately it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene."
The car's driver, in his 30s, was apparently able to free himself from the wreck and was uninjured although he was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The driver of the lorry, thought to be in his 50s, was taken to hospital with suspected fractured ribs.
Driver were urged to "avoid the area" by the Central Motorway Police Group.
The M42 northbound exit slip road at Junction 7 had also been expected to remain closed for much of the morning as a result of the crash.