Two men die as lorries and car crash on M62

Vehicles queuing on the westbound carriageway of the M62 with cars going back as far as junction 11 at Croft Interchange
The M62 near Warrington has reopened after it was shut for many hours [Highways England]

Two men have died in a motorway crash between two lorries and a car, police have said.

Cheshire Police said the men were passengers in the car when the collision occurred at about 05:30 BST on the westbound M62 near Warrington, between junctions 7 and 8.

They died at the scene while the car driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The carriageway was closed for several hours, causing long delays but has since reopened.

Police are appealing for anyone with information and footage to contact them.

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