Bowls player killed in M6 crash

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ONE MAN was killed and nine others were injured when a Land Rover taking them to a bowls match overturned on the M6 near Stafford yesterday. The members of the Grenville Arms public house bowling team, from Solihull, West Midlands, had been travelling to a match in Warrington, Cheshire. Eight of the occupants escaped with minor injuries, but one man was more seriously hurt.

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Staffordshire police said the men, members of a pub bowling team, were on their way to play a match in Warrington, Cheshire, when the accident occurred on the M6 northbound near Stafford, shortly after 8.25am.

The dead man, who has not been named, was in his seventies and from the Birmingham area, police said. He died at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary.

Another passenger was airlifted to the same hospital with neck and spinal injuries. Police said his condition was stable and his injuries not life- threatening.

Seven other passengers and the driver were treated for minor injuries.

All 0 were members of the Grenville Arms Public House bowling team from Solihull, West Midlands.

A Staffordshire police spokesman said the Land Rover Defender was the only vehicle involved in the accident and had overturned, trapping one member of the team inside.