Witness appeal after man dies in collision on the M65

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal road traffic collision on the M65 in the early hours of this morning.

We were called at shortly before 1.30am this morning (September 29) to reports that a white Audi A4 had overturned between junctions 11 and 12 on the Eastbound carriageway.

Sadly a man in his 20s, from Nelson thought to be the passenger of the vehicle, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

A second man, thought to be the driver also in his 20s and from Nelson, was taken to hospital with head injuries, not believed to be life threatening.

Collison investigators spent several hours examining the scene and the road was fully reopened at 12.40pm.

Police are appealing for information and urging any witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Michael Belfield of Lancashire Police Tactical Operations said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.

"An investigation is underway into the circumstances around the collision and we would encourage any witnesses to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting log 73 of today's date.



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