A 56-YEAR-OLD woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a major crash on the M56 yesterday, Thursday.

At around 5.20pm, emergency services responded to the serious road traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway, between junctions 10 for Stretton and 9 for the Lymm interchange.

The incident involved several cars and a HGV.

Sadly, a 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 62-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A further five people sustained minor injuries.

The carriageway was shut for 12 hours while emergency services worked at the scene.

The road was fully re-opened shortly before 5am today, Friday.

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ quoting IML 517424.

If you have dashcam footage you can submit it by going to www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/