The man killed in a horror crash on the M62 on Monday was 51 years old and driving a Mercedes.

Police have revealed further details about the smash as they issued a fresh appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The man, who is from the Manchester area, was driving towards West Yorkshire when his car was involved in a collision with an HGV between Rochdale and Oldham around junction 20.

The Mercedes went through the central reservation, where it ploughed head-on into a Volkswagen and two other HGVs.

Two people in the Volkswagen, a man and woman from Rochdale, were taken to hospital.

The woman suffered broken bones and the man escaped with cuts and bruises.

Both are continuing to recover from their ordeal in hospital.

Vehicles recovered following M62 crash
Vehicles recovered following M62 crash

None of the three HGV drivers was injured.

The Mercedes driver, who hasn’t yet been named by police, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries.

Police have revealed that there have been no arrests at this stage.

Other drivers are assisting investigating officers with their enquiries as work to build up an exact picture of the tragic chain of events continues.

Specially trained police officers are with the victim’s family.

The horror smash led to the closure of a large section of the M62 for more than seven hours.

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A number of other cars are believed to have been involved, with ambulance bosses saying there were eight other victims they described as ‘walking wounded’ who had suffered minor injuries and weren’t taken to hospital.

Pc Ed Lister, from Greater Manchester Police’s serious collision investigation unit, issued a fresh appeal for witnesses.

The crash was reported at 9.30am on Monday.