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Fatal crash shuts the M5 near Taunton

Four cars were involved in the crash on the M5 in Somerset. Credit: ITV West Country

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.

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

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