Sheffield woman seriously injured in M6 pile up

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A WOMAN from South Yorkshire was seriously injured in a nine-vehicle pile up on the M6 which left one man dead.

Police said the 33-year-old woman from the Sheffield area remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Eleven people were hurt in the crash on the southbound carriageway near junction 16 at Sandbach, Cheshire, shortly after 11.20am on Monday.

The collision involved two vans, two HGVs and five cars.

All the casualties were taken to hospital, two by air ambulance, a police spokeswoman said.

Drivers suffered long delays as part of the motorway in Cheshire was shut.

Alan Bullock, 54, from Blackpool, died at the scene from his injuries, Cheshire Constabulary said.

A 50-year-old Blackpool man is also in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Cheshire police are appealing for witnesses.