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Lorry driver arrested after woman killed in crash on M5

A lorry driver has been arrested after a woman driver was killed in a crash on the M5 in Devon.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision between a car and a lorry on the M5 northbound near Cullompton in which a woman died. It happened just after noon, today, Tuesday 27 January.

The crash, involving a heavy goods vehicle and a silver Vauxhall Omega, happened about one mile before junction 28 for Cullompton.

The car driver, a 57-year-old woman from Tiverton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

The male car passenger was not injured.

The lorry driver, a 64-year-old man from Cardiff, has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. He was uninjured.

Serious collision closes M5 northbound

The M5 is expected to remain closed for several hours causing major delays Credit: ITV News

A serious collision involving a car and a lorry has closed the M5 Northbound between Exeter and Cullompton.

It's expected to remain closed for several hours causing major delays. The driver of the car has been seriously injured. The extent of the injuries of others involved is not yet known.

The northbound carriageway is closed between junction 30 and junction 28.


UPDATE: M5 in Devon reopens after horsebox accident

The M5 in Devon has fully re-opened between Tiverton and Cullompton following an accident but there are still queues north and southbound.

A horsebox trailer overturned in the middle lane southbound at 1.15pm. Two horses were injured in the incident and have been treated at the scene by a vet.

Drivers are being warned to take care as there are several broken down vehicles on the carriageway. It is still causing considerable tailbacks.