A MAN has died after the Daresbury Expressway was closed by a serious crash this morning.

Emergency services shut the A558 in both directions between Chester Road and Pitts Heath Lane after the three-vehicle accident shortly after 10am today, Wednesday.

Pictures from the scene appeared to show that an Eddie Stobart lorry had careered down an embankment off the road, while a grey Citroen Xsara Picasso and a grey Peugeot 3008 were also involved in the collision.

Cheshire Police have now confirmed that the driver of the Citroen, a 39-year-old man from Widnes, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but his family have been informed.

The road remains shut at present but is expected to reopen in the near future.

A spokesman for the force said: “Shortly after 10am on January 22, police were called to reports of a collision on the Daresbury Expressway.

“The incident, which involved a grey Citroen Xsara Picasso, a grey Peugeot 3008 and a HGV, occurred near to the science park.

“Sadly, the driver of the Citroen was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Formal identification of the man has not yet taken place, however he is believed to be a 39-year-old man from the Widnes area – his next of kin have been informed.

“There were no reports of any other injuries.

“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid their investigation.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any information that may assist the investigation, is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML618222.

“Daresbury Expressway remains closed at this time while recovery work takes place at the scene, and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

This was the third time in just over 24 hours that the Daresbury Expressway had been closed by a crash.

A Ford Transit van and a Mercedes were involved in an accident on the same stretch on Tuesday morning, shutting the road from 8am until shortly before 10am.

Five cars were then involved in a second crash near to Manor Park Avenue at around 9.15am, with the road remaining closed into the afternoon.