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Coroner: Fireworks smoke not to blame for M5 crash

The Coroner in the M5 crash inquest has dismissed the possibility that smoke from the nearby firework display at Taunton Rugby Club caused the accident.

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Fireworks man: 'Smoke did not drift over motorway'

Fireworks display organiser Geoffrey Counsell. Credit: PA

The inquest into the M5 crash in which seven people died, has heard that smoke from a nearby fireworks display did not drift over the motorway.

Display organiser Geoffrey Counsell said he was standing between the fireworks display and the carriageway and was worried visibility would be reduced for spectators as the smoke was drifting towards them.

The hearing continues.

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