A LORRY driver has died following a crash on the M6 near Chelmsley Wood on Tuesday morning (July 7).
The 46-year-old died after the blue low-loader he was driving was involved in a collision with another lorry, a black cab with a white trailer, just after at about 9.15am between junctions 4a and 4.
The southbound carriageway was closed, with queues at one point of more than two miles to junction five while bricks, which the blue lorry was carrying, were cleared from the road.
Members of the public and paramedics tried to give him first aid but he was declared dead at the scene.
The second lorry driver, a man in his 50s, was suffering from the effects of shock and was taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution.
Sergeant Alan Wood from the collision investigation unit said: “The man’s family have been informed of his death and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
“As with all collisions where somebody has lost their life, it is important we establish exactly what caused the crash so we can give the man’s family the answers they need.
“I would urge anyone who was on that stretch of motorway and saw either the collision or the vehicles in the moments leading up to it, to contact us on 101.”