A DRIVER has died after a collision on the M58 yesterday, with Police appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Emergency services were called at 12.53pm yesterday, Friday, May 17 to the westbound carriageway of the motorway near to junction four at Skelmersdale close to Rainford.

Officers attended and found that a collision involving two articulated large goods vehicles and two cars had taken place.

The driver of one of the cars was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Formal identification of the driver has yet to take place, but he is believed to be a man in his 40s.

Long delays were reported including on the M6 in Warrington.

Sgt Matt Davidson, lead investigation officer with our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “First and foremost, my thoughts are with the driver’s family and loved ones at this distressing time."

“This was a difficult and challenging scene for the emergency services who attended, and the carriageway was closed for a substantial time while we investigated the collision and repairs were made to the road.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage from either side of the motorway between 12:40pm and 1pm to please contact police on 101, or email SCIU@lancashire.police.uk quoting log 0620 of 17th May 2024."