UPDATE 15:00 - M55 crash proves fatal

The scene on the M55 at Broughton
The scene on the M55 at Broughton
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A MAN has died from his injuries after a major incident on the M55.

Emergency services were called to the motorway close to Junction One on the westbound carriageway near Broughton at 12.18 this afternoon.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by Air Ambulance and police believe he was struck by an HGV while attending to his broken down VW Bora on the hard shoulder.

However, the man, believed to be in his 60s and from Fulwood, Preston, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

Only one lane remains open on the westbound carriageway while police conduct an investigation.

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