Man killed in M6 crash

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A man has died after falling from a motorway bridge and being hit by a vehicle.

Police believe the man, aged in his early 20s, was stood on the wrong side of the footbridge just past junction 28 of the M6 South, in Leyland, when he fell on to the motorway.

Four vehicles swerved to avoid him but a fifth vehicle collided with the man as he lay in lane one of the carriageway at 11.30pm yesterday.

The driver failed to stop or report the incident.

Sgt Dave Hogarth from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life and we are doing all we can to identify his next of kin and establish the circumstances of exactly what happened.

“The vehicle that collided with man is described as a dark coloured saloon and I would appeal directly to the driver of that car, or anybody that witnessed this collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The southbound carriageway was closed for six hours between junctions 27 and 28 for an investigation to be carried out.

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