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.