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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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Coroner begins summing up at M5 crash inquest

The coroner has begun summing up at the M5 inquest in Taunton. After listing the 7 dead, their ages and addresses the court has been hearing how each of the 34 vehicles was damaged.

Burning fuel is thought to have helped spread the fire. A diesel tank exploded knocking firemen off their feet as they tried to fight the flames. Exploding lorry tyres added to the noise.

The names of those who helped and details what they did at the crash have been given in court.

Kevin Faulkner was pinned by the legs but directed the emergency services to help others in more need - even though flames were spreading closer to him. He was rescued in time after others had been helped.

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