The collision occurred on Saturday 17 August at approximately 11.50am on the M6 Southbound between junction 41 and 40.
The family of 62-year-old Martina Taylor, from the Manchester area, have paid tribute to a much-loved mum, grandmother, daughter and sister.
Ms Taylors’ family said: “Martina was taking two of her beloved grandchildren home, after spending a week away in Cumbria when tragedy struck.
“She was much loved by her mum and siblings and leaves behind a devastated family, including three children, five grandchildren and friends.”
Any witnesses to the collision or anyone with dashcam footage are asked to contact police on 101 or alternatively email [email protected] referring to incident 83 of 17th August 2019.