By Dan Santy 11/06 Updated: 13/06 08:21
A LORRY driver was killed in a smash on the M6 in Rugby on Monday (June 11).
Emergency services were called after two articulated lorries collided on the southbound carriageway between junction one and the Catthorpe interchange shortly after 11.30am.
The air ambulance and paramedics attended but were unable to save Scott Dean Bridges, who died at the scene.
Mr Bridges, 45 and from Flitwick, Bedford, had suffered significant injuries, according to a West Midlands ambulance spokeswoman.
The driver of the other lorry only suffered minor injuries and did not need to be taken to hospital, but he was left shaken by what happened.
The southbound stretch of the M6 between junction 1 and the Catthorpe interchange was closed until the afternoon.
Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses to the crash, or anyone driving along the M6 in either direction between 11am and 11.30am on Monday, to come forward.
The stretch of the M6 near the Catthorpe interchange has gained notoriety as an accident blackspot. Since 2004 the number of people killed there has reached double figures and there has been many casualties in crashes there.
Late last year it was announced long awaited improvement works to make the junction safer were being moved forward and would start sometime within the next three years.
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