Witness appeal – Man dies after being hit by three cars on the M61

A man has died following a collision on the M61 last night, Tuesday 2 September 2014.

At about 11pm officers were called to the northbound carriageway, just before junction 6 at Horwich, to report of a collision.

On arrival officers found the body of a man, believed to be in his 40s and from Bolton, trapped under a vehicle.

It is believed the man, a pedestrian, had been struck by three vehicles, including a Toyota Yaris and a Vauxhall Astra.

He suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4745.