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Police name man who died in M6 crash

A man who died following a road traffic collision on the M6 at Kendal on Monday (7 Jan) has been identified as Ben Oakley, 34, from Shropshire.

The driver of the second vehicle – a man in his 40s also from outside Cumbria – was uninjured.

At approx. 11.15am on Monday (7 January 2019) there was a fatal road traffic collision on the M6 northbound carriageway at Kendal, just prior to junction 37.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The collision involved a red Renault Megane and a blue Scania Artic, both travelling northbound at the time.

“The driver of the Renault Megane was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At this time the driver of the Megane has not been formally identified, however specially trained officers are working with a family from outside the Cumbria area.”

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 11:20am fire engines from Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh were mobilised to a serious road traffic collision on the M6 between junctions 36 and 37.

“On arrival crews found a road traffic collision involving one vehicle with one person trapped.

“Crews used holmatro cutting equipment and small tools to extricate the casualty.

“Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.”

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC1714 DOCKER of Cumbria Police Mobile Support Group on 101. Cumbria Police would like to thank motorists for their patience at the scene whilst examination of the scene was undertaken.

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