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Birmingham M6 crash kills boy aged 8

An eight-year-old boy has died in a crash on the M6 motorway near Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham.

The collision, which involved a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris, happened between junctions 6 and 5 southbound at 19:30 BST on Thursday.

The car is thought to have stopped on the hard shoulder prior to the crash.

A 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The boy, who is from Leicester, died at the scene, police confirmed.

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