Sad news regarding the closure of the M58
The collision, which happened between junctions 3 and 4 Westbound, involved an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles.
Sadly a woman and a 14-year-old-boy, suffered injuries which proved fatal in the collision. Police cannot release further details at this time as they are contacting next of kin.
A number of other people also suffered serious injuries and are being treated at hospital.
The driver of the HGV, a 31-year-old-man from Chorley, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.
Shortly after the initial collision a second collision took place involving an HGV, a van and a car. As a result of this collision a woman also suffered serious injuries and two men were also seriously injured.
The motorway remains closed in both directions for accident investigations. Diversions are in place
Anyone who is concerned that someone they know may have been involved and who needs to speak to police should call 101 quoting log number 0523 of Tuesday, January 8th.
Anyone with information about either collision should call 101 quoting log number 275 of Tuesday, January 8th.