Fatal crash closes M5

A man has died in one of two accidents on the M5. They both occurred between Junctions 22 and 23 in Somerset and caused the closure of that stretch of road.

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Police release more details on fatal M5 crash

At around 5:15am a car overturned on the southbound carriageway between the junctions for Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater in Somerset. A short time later a second collision between a van and a lorry occurred in the same area. One man has been killed.

The crashes left debris scattered over the northbound carriageway and so the motorway has been closed in both directions. Police are currently at the scene dealing with the incident and beginning an investigation into the circumstances of the collision.

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