‘Loving’ grandma-to-be killed on M6 motorway slip-road after horror crash with white van

A “loving” mother has died in a horror car crash[1] on the M6.

This is the first picture of Lisa Kelsall, 52, who was struck by a van on the motorway in Cheshire. Her family said today: “A loving daughter, mother and grandmother-to-be taken too soon. RIP Lisa Kelsall. Forever in our hearts.”

Lisa, who was about to become a grandmother, died at the scene after the impact between junction 21 – for Warrington, Cheshire – and junction 21A for the M62. It happened on the northbound carriageway on Tuesday at around 12.15am, where it is believed the mum was seen walking on the slip road for the M62.

Tributes have poured in for Lisa, a Travelodge worker, who has been described as a “wonderful lady” on Facebook by those that knew her. One woman posted: “Wonderful lady, will be sadly missed, RIP Lisa.” Another said: “You’re going to be missed by everyone in work. I still cant believe it.” Lisa was from Norton le Moors, Stoke-on-Trent, though it is unclear at which Travelodge she worked.

A 47-year-old man, from Preston, Lancashire, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has since been bailed by police. A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “At around 12.15am on Tuesday 9 April officers responded to concerns for the safety of a woman on the M6 between junction 21 and junction 21A northbound. Officers attended the scene and found that 52-year-old Lisa Kelsall, of Norton, had been struck by a white Citroen Relay van on the M62 slip-road and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

M6 closed over 'serious incident' as emergency services on scene
The M6 was closed following the collision in Cheshire (
National Highways)

“The driver of the van, a 47-year-old man from Preston, had failed to stop at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.

“Officers are now appealing to anyone who may have dashcam footage, witnessed the collision, or saw Lisa’s car, a white Vauxhall Mokka, travelling northbound on the M6 from Staffordshire towards Cheshire prior to the incident between 11.30pm on Monday 8 April and midnight of Tuesday 9 April, to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information about Lisa’s last-known movements should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 1796179, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111

Traffic cameras in the area showed large queues building yesterday morning as commuters attempt to get to work. A number of diversions were in place for drivers to follow as emergency teams tend to those involved in the incident, while queues on the other side of the road built too.


  1. ^ car crash (www.mirror.co.uk)