Resort man killed in M6 pile-up named

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A man from Blackpool who was killed in a horror crash on the M6 motorway has been named as Alan Bullock.

Mr Bullock, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after the nine-car pile up.

Another 50-year-old resort man - who was in the same vehicle - is currently in a serious but stable condition at North Staffordshire Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

A 33-year-old woman from Sheffield travelling in the same car is also in a serious but stable condition in hospital after the crash, which took place close to junction 16 of the M6, on Monday.

Two lorries, two vans and five cars, were involved in the collision on the southbound carriageway, near the border of Cheshire and Staffordshire, at 11.20am.

Another man was left seriously injured during the crash, while seven received minor injuries. The collision involved 15 people in total.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed two of the casualties were taken by air ambulance to North Staffordshire Hopsital in Stoke-on-Trent, while another was taken to Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police added: “Seven people received minor injuries, three received serious injuries, two of which are life-threatening, and sadly one person has died.”

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said officers had to cut casualties free of their vehicles.

He added: “Crews were called to the scene of a major road traffic collision on the M6 southbound between junctions 17 and 16.

“There were seven service appliances at the scene, which involved numerous vehicles, and crews were engaged in extricating five casualties who were trapped.”

The crash caused chaos on the M6 for much of yesterday with queues going back as far as Knutsford, around 25 miles away.

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