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A 47-year-old man died in a crash on the M5 yesterday afternoon.
Four cars and a lorry were involved on the northbound carriageway between junctions 29 and 28.
The vehicles were involved in a shunt-type collision at the end of a tailback caused by an earlier crash on the same stretch of carriageway.
A Shropshire man, the driver of a black Ford Focus, sustained serious injuries and died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
Three other people, one man and two women, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
The crash caused gridlock on the diversion routes through Exeter. The road was not reopened around 3.30am.
Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101, quoting log number 521 of 05/12/12.
In Devon, the M5 Northbound is still closed, it's expected to re-open on the early hours of tomorrow.
In Devon, the M5 Southbound at Collumpton is still closed. It's expected to re-open at 10.30pm.
Devon and Cornwall Police say the M5 Northbound is likely to remain closed until 1.00am and the Southbound should re-open by 9.30pm.
In Devon, the M5 Southbound entry slip road is closed at J27 for Tiverton. That's because of two accident which have closed the M5 between J28 and J29.
A second serious accident has happened on the M5 between Exeter and Cullompton. It happened just before 4pm involving three cars and a HGV on the northbound carriageway between Junction 29 and 28.
Two people have been seriously injured and have been taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, one by air ambulance. The M5 is now closed both southbound and northbound with queueing traffic.
The M5 is closed in both directions due to an accident involving a camper van a car between J28 (Cullompton Services) and J29 (Exeter/Honiton).
All southbound traffic is advised to leave at J28 and follow the triangle symbol via the B3181 to rejoin the M5 at J29.
Northbound traffic should leave at J29 and follow the circle symbol, also via the B3181 and rejoin at J28.