Family of six die in crash fireball

A FAMILY of six died when their car was engulfed in flames in a horrific motorway smash.

A FAMILY of six died when their car was engulfed in flames in a horrific motorway smash.

The car, containing two adults and four children, caught fire after it was involved in a collision with three lorries and another car on the M6.

It was originally though that five people had died, but a sixth person - a very small child - has since been identified.

The accident happened at 10.40pm last night between junction 16 at Barthomley and junction 17 for Sandbach on the Cheshire stretch of the road.

A Portuguese lorry driver in his mid-40s, who works for a Spanish firm, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The driver is being questioned by police.

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