Five people have been killed after a horror crash on the M6 Southbound. Another man is fighting for their life after a lorry and a car collided between junction 15 (Stoke-on-Trent) and 14 (Stafford) at 4.30am on Wednesday.

The five victims, who were all travelling in the same car, were declared dead at the scene. Police are expecting significant delays with the carriageway expected to be closed for several hours.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When emergency services arrived they discovered a car with six occupants inside which had been involved in a significant collision with a HGV. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the driver and four passengers. All five were confirmed dead on scene. The sixth occupant, a man in his 40s, suffered multiple serious injuries and received advanced trauma care by the team of medics at the scene.”

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