Time of Incident: 22/01/2020 - 10:18
Location: Daresbury Expressway, Runcorn
Attendance: Two fire engines attended, one from Runcorn and one from Widnes
At around 10.20am firefighters were called to a report of a serious collision on the Daresbury Expressway in Runcorn.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved two saloon cars and a heavy goods vehicle.
The road was closed as emergency services worked at the scene.
Firefighters assisted a recovery company in making the vehicles safe and clearing the road.
They were in attendance for nearly five hours.
Police and paramedics also attended.
The incident has been handed over to Cheshire Constabulary, which has issued the following statement:
Officers from Cheshire Police have police have launched an investigation following a fatal collision in Runcorn.
Shortly after 10am on Wednesday 22 January police were called to reports of a collision on the Daresbury Expressway.
The incident, which involved a grey Citroen Xsara Picasso, a grey Peugeot 3008 and a HGV, occurred near to the Science Park.
Sadly, the driver of the Citroen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Formal identification of the man has not yet taken place. However, he is believed to be a 39-year-old man from the Widnes area. His next of kin have been informed.
There were no reports of any other injuries.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid their investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any information that may assist the investigation, is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 618222 or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ .
Daresbury Expressway remains closed at this time while recovery work takes place at the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area.