Lorry driver killed in M6 crash near Cannock named
Written by The Newsroom on July 29, 2019
A truck who died on the M6 has been named.
Johannes Jacobus Provence, aged 49 and from Cumbria, died after the HGV he was driving left the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 13 and 12, near Cannock, at around 1pm on Monday, July 22.
His family has been informed and the matter is being overseen by HM Coroner.
(Image: Twitter @cmpg_ciu)
The M6 was closed after the lorry ploughed down an embankment and came to rest on its side.
Central Motorway Police Group officers confirmed they were investigating.
CMPG wrote on Twitter: “We are currently dealing with a fatal road traffic collision alongside @cmpg_ciu on the M6 between J13 and 12. Please avoid the area and follow diversions put in place by @HighwaysWMIDS NM”
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were at the scene.
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She said: “Crews arrived to find a lorry which had left the carriageway and was on its side down an embankment.
“Sadly, ambulance staff were unable to save the driver of the lorry, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”
Highways England issued advice for drivers: “Diversion route details and guidance is as follows; exit at J13 and follow the route marked with a hollow yellow circle on local road signs.
“This will route traffic south on the A449 to Gailey and then east on the A5 to J12 of the M6.”
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