Tributes have been paid after a woman was killed in a horror crash on the M62 last night.
The 35-year-old woman was killed when her Audi was released on Friday, April 24th.
Rescue workers rushed to the scene as paramedics struggled to save the young woman, but she died of her injuries on the scene.
Your next of kin are informed and are supported by specialist officials.
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The freeway will remain closed between Exit 7 for Rainhill Stoops and Exit 8 for Warrington and is expected to be closed for most of Saturday.
Motorists traveling in this direction, including those heading to Goodison for the Everton game, are encouraged to avoid the area and find alternative routes.
A Merseyside Police Department spokesman said: “Officials from our Road Police Unit are calling for witnesses following a serious RTC on the M62 (towards Manchester) between Junctions 7 and 8 last night (Friday, December 24th).
“At around 11.35 p.m., it was reported that an Audi had collided with the median and that there was then a collision with a BMW.
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“Merseyside Police, North West Motorway Patrol Group, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, and North West Ambulance Service were on site.
“The 35-year-old Audi driver was cared for on site by paramedics, but unfortunately died of the consequences of her injuries.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage of the crash is asked to report to the police.
Tributes were left on social media after the crash, with one person commenting, “Sincere condolences to their family and friends. RIP. “
Another said, “Thoughts and prayers are with their families.”
A third wrote: “So, so sad. Condolences to your family.”
Sgt Ian Laycock of the Roads Policing Unit said: “An investigation is underway after a woman sadly died in a collision on the M62 last night.
“The next of kin of the driver have been informed and are supported by specialized family officers.
“We would ask all drivers in the area who witnessed the collision or who may have dashcam footage of the incident to report. Any footage or piece of information could be crucial in determining what happened.
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“The M62 lane towards Manchester was closed after the incident for investigation and is expected to be closed for some time.
“Drivers are being asked to use alternative routes and an update will be sent out as soon as the motorway is open again.
“Traffic and travel reports from local radio stations are also kept up to date on the status of the closure.”
You can call us on (0151) 777 5747 or provide information on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook “Merseyside Police Contact Center” with reference number 1227 dated September 24th. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or using their online form here.