Motorway Closed After Woman Killed By HGV

A woman has died in a horror motorway collision with an HGV.trafficThe 24-year-old’s Ford Fiesta hit a central reservation barrier on the M61 near Bolton at 3.30am, causing damage to the car.

Police say the woman was then hit by a HGV after she got out of the Fiesta to survey the damage.  She was pronounced dead at the scene on the northbound carriageway. The woman hasn’t been named and no further details have been released as yet by police.

The M61 motorway was fully closed northbound after the tragedy, affecting traffic heading towards Preston and leading to long delays.