Man and woman killed in M62 smash – UPDATE

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THE M62 has reopened.

The motorway was closed westbound from junction 26 at Chain Bar to junction 25 at Brighouse after a fatal smash at 6am this morning.

Police said the stretch is now open again, but traffic is still slow and motorists have been told to expect delays.

A 46-year-old man and 43-year-old woman died when the Audi A5 they were travelling in hit a Mercedes lorry on the junction 26 entry slip road just before 6am.

The 43-year-old driver of the lorry was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone with information about this morning’s accident is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047.