A 56-YEAR-OLD woman has died following a multi-vehicle collision on the M56 on Thursday evening.

Police are appealing for information following the incident, which happened on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 (Lower Stretton) and 9 (M6 Interchange).

It was around 5.20pm when emergency services responded to the serious road traffic collision which involved several cars and a HGV.

Sadly, a 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 62-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A further five people sustained minor injuries.

The carriageway was shut while emergency services worked at the scene. The road was fully reopened shortly before 5am.

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries, quoting IML 517424.

If you have dashcam footage, submit it by going to www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.