A MAN has died following a collision on the M57 this morning (Saturday). 

Emergency services rushed to the scene just before 3.45am following reports that a man was involved in a collision with a HGV on the northbound side of the motorway between junctions two and three.

Following the collision, a 48-year-old man was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.
He has not yet been formally identified.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, police say.

The driver of the HGV stopped at the scene and assisted police with their inquiries.

Officers from Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit and the North West Motorway Police Group are at the scene this morning and a police investigation is ongoing in the area. 

There was a closure in place following the crash, which has since been lifted.

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Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, Lead Investigating Officer from the Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “My thoughts are with the man’s family at this sad time.  They are being supported by specially trained Police Officers.  An investigation is now taking place and it is important that Officers have the time and safe space to complete these inquiries.
“I am aware that the closure of this main road network will cause issues for motorists and would encourage you to avoid the area and use alternative routes.  The Motorway is likely to remain closed for many hours, but we will work to re-open it as soon as we can.
“I would like to appeal to anyone who was on the M57 at the time of this collision to please get in touch.  We know from initial enquiries that several other vehicles passed through this area just prior or just after the collision.  The vehicle involved was a DAF Heavy Goods Vehicle and the collision happened at 3.40am this morning.  

“Any information you can give us may help us to get answers for his family.  Please can motorists check their dashcams.  Front and rear cameras can often record vital evidence, unbeknown to the driver.  Any information however small it may seem could prove vital to our enquiries.”

  • Please contact the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit either by calling 0151 777 5747, or emailing SCIU@merseyside.police.uk quoting reference number 24000356992.