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Third man dead after M5 crash

The collisions involved 5 vehicles Credit: Police Still

A 23-year-old man, who was injured in the M5 collision on Thursday 2 June, has sadly passed away at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Another 23-year-old man, who was also injured in the collision, remains in a critical but stable condition at Southmead Hospital.

The crash happened between junction 8 for the M50 and junction 9 for Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, just after 1am.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and a third was taken to hospital in a critical condition. A fourth man was treated at the scene for back and leg injuries before being taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Four patients from other cars were treated by paramedics.

One of the men injured has now also died, bringing the death toll to three.

Driver in double fatal M5 crash fled the scene

The driver of one of the cars involved in a collision on the M5 that left two people dead fled before police officers arrived.

Officers investigating the fatal collision on the M5 are appealing for the driver of a MG Rover to come forward.

Despite extensive enquiries to trace him, he has not yet been identified or located. It is also not known whether there were any passengers in the vehicle.

We are now appealing for the driver themselves to come forward, or for members of the public to provide information to us to help identify and locate them.

Their account of the collision is vital to our investigation and we urgently need to speak to the occupant or occupants of this vehicle to fully understand what happened during this tragic incident.

– Chief Inspector Georgiou


M5 re-opens after double fatal crash

Debris from the crash took place just after 1 am Credit: Gloucestershire Police

The M5 near Tewkesbury has re-opened fully after a crash that killed two people.

It has been shut since just after 1 am following a multiple pile-up on the southbound carriageway between Junction 8 for the M50 and 9 for Tewkesbury.

All lanes have now re-opened but there is still congestion on the M5 to Junction 7 for Worcester.

M5 crash at Tewkesbury - vehicle recovery has begun

M5 closed southbound at Tewkesbury due to accident

The M5 is closed southbound between junction 8 for the M50 and 9 for Tewkesbury following a fatal accident. It is causing congestion on the M5 to Strensham Services.

Traffic is being diverted as follows:

Map of diversion route Credit: Highways Agency

Diversion - Exit M5 at J8 and follow the black square route. Exit M5 at J8 and take M50 westbound to J2, Exit at J2 and take A417 southbound toward Gloucester. Then Exit A417 on to A40 eastbound (past Gloucester) and continue to rejoin M5 at J11.

It happened just after 1am this morning, 2 June, and involved a lorry and two cars.

The carriageway is likely to be closed for several hours while Gloucestershire Police investigate the crash and for recovery work to then be carried out.

It is also causing delays on other routes including the M50 westbound and the A38 southbound at Tewkesbury.

M5 Southbound closed after fatal accident

The M5 Southbound is currently closed due to accident investigation work between J8 and J9 (Tewkesbury).

It's after a serious accident that happened at around 01:30 this morning involving a lorry and two cars.

A diversion is in place with drivers being brought off at J8 and directed to the M50 Westbound and the A417 Southbound towards Gloucester.

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