Woman, 30, dies following multi-vehicle crash on M65

Emergency services were called shortly after 7pm on Wednesday (March 13) following a report of a crash between three vehicles on the eastbound carriageway between junction 2  of the M61 and 3 at Hoghton.

A Peugeot 208 overtook a Mercedes Atego HGV before losing control and colliding with the barrier. It then re-entered the carriageway and collided with a number of vehicles.

The passenger of the Peugeot, a woman in her 30s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital but she died, police said.

The family is being supported by trained officers.

The driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 40s, and a child passenger suffered less serious injuries.

The occupants of the other vehicles were not hurt.

Sgt Phil Baxendale, of the Specialist Operations Road Policing Unit, said: “Very sadly this collision has now resulted in a woman losing her life and I would continue to appeal for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should call 101 quoting log 1217 of March 13 or email [email protected]