Lancashire Police said an investigation was under way but there was no suggestion that Gary was being chased or that the boys were playing "chicken". A spokeswoman said the tragedy underlined the danger of children going anywhere near motorways. "At no time should anyone go onto the carriageway, let alone a child," she said.Reuse content
A seven-year-old boy was killed as he dashed across a busy motorway with a group of friends at the weekend. Gary Cunliffe. of Clayton Brook, near Preston, was struck by a car on the M61 near Preston, Lancashire. He was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital by police helicopter but died 10 minutes after he arrived.