Two Dead From Lancaster After M6 Crash

12 November 2018, 10:13 | Updated: 12 November 2018, 10:15

Police launch witness appeal

A man and woman from Lancaster died after a four car crash on the M6 last night.

An Audi A4 collided with their Vauxhall Vectra on the Northbound side at Longridge - causing a pile-up involving a VW Transporter, and a Citroen CX Athena.

The people inside the Audi ran off - four people were later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The drivers of the other vehicles - who are from Ulverston and Galgate - weren't hurt.

Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are very much with the man and woman involved at this sad time.

“We are appealing for information following the collision and if you saw what happened and have yet to speak to police, please come forward.

“Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1407 of November 11.”

A statement from Cumbria Police continued: "Two men aged 22 and 24, both from Wakefield, a 21-year-old woman from Abergavenny and a 24-year-old man from Ossett, West Yorkshire, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are in custody.

"An 18-year-old woman was initially arrested by police but has since been taken to hospital having suffered a broken arm."