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A sculpture has been unveiled in Taunton, in memory of the seven people who lost their lives in a motorway crash described as the worst in living memory. A private service was held for families this morning, one year exactly since the night of the M5 pile-up.
A service is about to get underway in Taunton in memory of those who lost their lives in a motorway crash one year ago.
The accident, which happened on the M5 near Taunton, has been described as one of the worst in living memory. Seven people were killed and the road closed for several days.
A private service will commence at 2pm. A memorial concert at the Brewhouse Theatre in the town is also planned, with the performance starting at 3pm.
It's a year since a crash on the M5 claimed the lives of seven people and changed the lives of dozens more. This Sunday a special memorial service will take place to mark the anniversary.
More than thirty vehicles were involved in the pile up on the northbound carriageway of the M5 near junction 25 at Taunton on a Friday night that will live long in the memories of so many people. It was one of the worst accidents to happen in this country.
Geoffrey Counsell from Somerset, who organised a firework display near the M5 on that night, has been charged with seven counts of manslaughter.
Roger Neno and his wife survived the crash:
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