A man has died in a road traffic collision on the M6 today (Saturday 26 February).
Police were attempting to stop an Audi vehicle, which officers believed was involved in an incident within the West Midlands area, shortly after 5am on the M6 northbound between junctions 14 and 15, when the vehicle collided with a stationary Highways vehicle.
Sadly, a man in his 40s, the driver and sole occupant of the stationary vehicle, was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers at this time.
A file will shortly be prepared for HM Coroner.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
He remains in police custody.
The M6 northbound is currently closed from junctions 14 to 15 while emergency services remain at the scene.
Officers would like to thank drivers for their continued patience and understanding at this time.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to the police activity prior to the collision.