Man Charged Over M5 Crash

A fireworks company boss has been charged with seven counts of manslaughter over a fatal pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November last year.

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Fireworks organiser charged over M5 crash

Police have tonight charged a man over a crash on the M5 near Taunton which killed seven people and injured 51 others.

34 vehicles were involved in the pile up on November the 4th last year.

A 50-year old man from Somerset called Geoffrey Counsell, who organised a fireworks display at Taunton Rugby Club, next to the motorway, on the night of the crash, has been charged with seven counts of manslaughter. He's due to appear in court in Bristol on November 12th.

Seven people were killed and 51 injured in the M5 pile up in November 2011 Credit: ITV West

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