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West Yorkshire man dies following collision between two HGVs on M6
8:52am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
AN investigation has been launched after a man died following a collision between two HGVs in Cumbria late last night (Friday).
The incident happened on the M6 between J41 and 42 southbound at 11.10pm.
Police said a 42-year-old, from west Yorkshire, died while the 34-year-old driver of the other HGV escaped uninjured.
The road was closed until around 11am and diversions were in place via the A6.
The Highways Agency spent much of the night repairing the barrier and all but one lane is now open.
A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: "As a result of the collision an articulated HGV carrying sheep and cattle overturned.
"Many of the animals left trapped in the trailer were saved by emergency services, along with recovery agents and a local livestock haulier who moved as many animals as possible into a second trailer, which was called to the scene."
Police are appealing to anyone who saw the collision to contact PC Andy Ivison on 101.
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