Fatal crash shuts the M5 near Taunton

The M5 in Somerset was closed in both directions for most of the afternoon following a fatal crash involving four cars. One person has died.

There is still traffic due to the collision between J26 for Wellington and J25 for Taunton.

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It happened on the northbound carriageway but it is closed in both directions.

Trapped traffic on the southbound carriageway was turned around and released.

Police Specialists investigated the scene before the debris was removed from the road.

Police Specialists are investigating the scene. Credit: ITV West Country