Fatal collision closes M62 between Heywood and Rochdale after man run over by lorry

By Chris Higgins

Update: Westbound carriageway now (11:10am) re-opened between junctions 19 and 20. Motorists should still expect delays on the route.

Police have closed the M62 westbound carriageway near Rochdale after a man was hit by a lorry earlier this morning.

The collision occurred shortly before 9am this morning when police were called to the incident between junctions 19 and 20.

The man, who has yet to be named, was pronounced dead at the scene and the carriageway has been closed while emergency services conduct their operations.

There has been no indication when the stretch of motorway will reopen and police are advising motorists to find alternative routes.

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