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Tragedy As Teenage Boy Dies After Falling From Bridge On M6

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The M6 near Warrington (Image: Julian Hamilton)

A teenager has died after falling from a bridge onto the M6 motorway.

Police were called to junction 21 near Warrington, Cheshire, at around 9.40pm on Thursday, August 17. Officers say the initial calls indicated there were concerns for the boy’s safety.

The carriageway was closed while emergency services were at the scene. The road reopened at around 5.40am on Friday, August 18 – around eight hours after the first call.

Cops have now confirmed the boy fell from a bridge. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Russell Sime, of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit at Cheshire Constabulary, said: “This was an incredibly tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who sadly died at the scene.

“As part of our enquiries we are looking for witnesses or those with dashcam footage to contact us.

“We believe the boy may have been struck on the carriageway after falling from the bridge. It would have been dark at this time of night, and it is possible that drivers on the motorway could have been unaware.

“If you have any information or footage which could aid our enquiries, please contact us via cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or call 101, quoting IML-1623405.”

ergeant Russell Sime, of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit, said:

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