87 year old Jean Watson died following M55 Collision

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an 82 year old lady died following a collision involving three cars on the M55 last night. (30th January)

The collision took place at around 7:20pm last night between a Hyundai Getz, a Ford Focus and a Vauxhall Zafira just near to junction three of the Eastbound carriageway of the motorway.

The cause of the collision is unclear at this time and officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to the police to come forward.

Sadly, the driver of the Hyundai Getz, Jean Watson from Horwich near Bolton was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries but she passed away a short time later.

Sergeant Mick Young from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation is underway into the circumstances of the collision and I would appeal to any witnesses to the collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The road was closed for just over seven hours for an investigation to take place.