The collision took place at about 11.15am on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 1 and 2 and involved a white Renault articulated lorry and a black Volkswagen Crafter van.
The driver of the lorry, a 68-year-old man, was shaken but not injured.
Sadly, the 24-year-old man driving the van died shortly after arriving at University Hospital Coventry.
The name of the individual has not yet been released.
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Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have any information regarding it. Witnesses or anyone with information can call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.