A WOMAN was killed in a crash on the M56 on Sunday morning.

The 26-year-old, from Runcorn, suffered fatal injuries following a collision between a HGV and a pedestrian on the motorway.

At 5am, police were called to the M56 westbound between junction 11 for Preston Brook and junction 12 to reports of a collision.

The motorway was shut for seven hours with traffic diverted via the A56 northbound.

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If you have any information about this incident, contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML 318052.

Alternatively you can contact the force online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/