M4 crash victim named

A 67-year-old man who died after a crash on the M4 at the entrance to the Brynglas tunnels on Friday has been named as David Archer from Cardiff.

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M4 crash victim named

The man who died after a road traffic collision on the M4 at the entrance of the Brynglas Tunnels on Friday has been named as 67-year-old David Archer, from Cardiff.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which occurred in the early hours of Friday morning. It involved a dark grey Peugeot car which collided with a wall and an electrical sub-station.

CCTV shows a number of motorists stopping at the side of the vehicle immediately after the collision, officers are particularly interested in speaking to these people. They include heavy goods vehicle drivers, and one man who actually got out of the passenger side of a passing vehicle and walked over to have a look inside.

– Gwent Police statement

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Gwent Police on 01633 642404.

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Police appeal for M4 crash witnesses

Police are appealing information from people who witnessed the fatal collision on the M4 Eastbound this morning.

A 67-year-old man from the Cardiff area died after a vehicle collided with a wall and an electrical sub-station.

CCTV shows a number of motorists stopping at the side of the vehicle immediately after the collision, officers are particularly interested in speaking to these people. They include heavy goods vehicle drivers, and one man who actually got out of the passenger side of a passing vehicle and walked over to have a look inside.

– Gwent Police statement

Witnesses are asked to contact Gwent Police’s Collision Investigation Unit on 01633 642404.

67-year-old man died following M4 accident

One person has died after an accident at the entrance of the Brynglas Tunnels this morning.

Gwent Police say the driver, a 67-year-old man from the Cardiff area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident involved one vehicle, which collided with a wall and an electrical sub-station.

Police say work to recover the vehicle and debris has now been completed and the Eastbound M4 has reopened but congestion remains very heavy in the area.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Gwent Police by dialling 101.

Travel disruption after accident on the M4

The accident happened in the Brynglas Tunnels Credit: ITV News

An accident in the Brynglas Tunnels in the early hours of this morning means the M4 Eastbound is closed near Newport.

The motorway's shut between Junctions 28 and 25A; Tredegar Park and the Grove Park Roundabout.

Traffic is queueing for around four miles back to J30 the A4232 at Cardiff Gate and on the A48(M) to J29a at St Mellons.

There's a diversion on the Southern Distributor Road where traffic's very heavy.

Police say they hope to re-open the motorway by 9am.

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