Woman dies after falling from motorway bridge near Preston

A woman has died after falling from a bridge over the M6 near Preston.

The northbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours yesterday (April 23), following the incident between J32 for the Broughton Interchange and J33 for Lancaster south.

Police were called at 3.25pm to a report of a woman falling from a bridge at Barnacre.

Emergency services attended and a 50-year-old woman was found on the carriageway.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No vehicle was involved in the incident.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed in due course to HM Coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the fall or have dashcam footage from the area, are asked to contact police.

Please contact 101, quoting log 0869 of 23rd April 2024.

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