Pedestrian killed on M56 after being hit by a tanker

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a tanker on the M56, police have said.

Cheshire police were called to between junctions 12 and 14 of the motorway at about 5.30am on Monday, a spokesman for the force said.

The spokesman added: “On arrival it was found that an HGV tanker, travelling in the direction of Runcorn, had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

“The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver of the HGV was uninjured and liaised with officers.”

The M56 eastbound was closed following the crash for investigation work but later reopened.

Police advised motorists to avoid the area due to ongoing delays.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any information, is asked to call 101, quoting IML-707448.