THE inquest into the death of a 19-year-old woman who died in a head-on crash on the M6 has been suspended by the coroner. 

Chloe Williams was a front-seat passenger in a Volkswagen Polo travelling along the M6 on December 2, 2022.

The car was involved in a collision with three other vehicles between junctions 16 and 17 at around 5.15pm.

Chloe, from Dudley, was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital where she died of injuries sustained in the crash.  

A 27-year-old man from Rossendale, Lancashire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, but was bailed pending investigation.

In August 2023, Cheshire Police confirmed the man was no longer on bail, but ‘remains under investigation pending further inquiries’.

An inquest into Chloe’s death was opened by Cheshire coroners on December 21, 2022, where the court heard how Chloe's death was the result of a head-on collision.

The case was adjourned for evidence gathering until August 2023, then again in November, as police inquiries were still underway. 

At a further hearing on Wednesday, May 8, area coroner, Victoria Davies, suspended the case for a further six months as criminal investigations remain ongoing.

On Thursday, May 9, Cheshire Police said they have no further update on the case at this time.  

Officers are still appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage from around the time of the collision to come forward.

At the time of the crash, Chloe’s family released a statement, which said: “We have lost our beautiful girl in the most tragic way.

"She was about to start her dream career and has now had all that taken away.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Cheshire Police via the force's website quoting IML 1426483 or call 101.