A 33-YEAR-OLD man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed in a five vehicle crash on the M6 in Warwickshire.

The crash, which happened at around 1.40am today (Wednesday, February 14) caused the road to be shut between junctions two and three.

A 38-year-old man, the driver of a car involved in the collision, was declared dead at the scene.

Three lorries and a van were also involved in the collision.

A man in his 30s and a man his 50s, were taken to hospital with leg injuries. These injuries are not thought to be life threatening A police statement read: “Warwickshire Police also arrested a 33-year-old man from St Helens on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.”

Sergeant Jem Mountford said: "Warwickshire Police was called at 1.43am on Wednesday 14 February to a report of a collision involving a car, a van and three lorries on the northbound carriageway of the M6.

"The collision occurred between junctions two and three.

"Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or saw any of the vehicles in the moments before the collision."

The road was closed for more than eight hours while officers investigated.

As a result of the collision, roads in the area were severely congested.

Anyone with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 12 of February 14 2018.