'At least four dead' after M5 crash

At least four people have died in a crash on the M5 in South Gloucestershire.

Police say several vehicles were involved, including a lorry.

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Police say formal identification of M5 collision victims will not be completed this week

The collision happened between J15 and J14 in South Gloucestershire. Credit: ITV West Country

Police say formal identification of the victims of the M5 collision on Saturday will not be completed this week.

Four people died in the collision, which happened between J15 and 14 in South Gloucestershire.

One of the victims was named yesterday as 46-year-old Adrian Beaumont, from Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say they are still examining the vehicles.

Three people remain in hospital and our thoughts are with them and their loved ones.

We’re still at the start of a lengthy and complex investigation to determine what happened.

We’ve had more than 50 witnesses come forward with information so it’ll take time to speak to all these people and take statements. We’d like to thank the public for their support and assistance.

The examination of the vehicles also continues and we’re working closely with experts who will assist us in determining what caused this tragic collision.

We’re keen to hear from any witnesses who have not already provided their details, in particular anyone who may have been travelling on the southbound carriageway who saw the white Mercedes box van immediately prior to the collision.

– Insp Frazer Davey, Avon and Somerset Constabulary


M5 northbound fully reopened following tragic crash

One lane had remained closed while police investigations continued. Credit: ITV West Country

Highways England says the M5 northbound between junctions 16 and 14 has been fully reopened following the serious incident in South Gloucestershire on Saturday.

One lane had remained closed between junction 15 and junction 14 while police investigations continued.

The carriageway reopened fully at 5pm.

Highways England says drivers should be aware of residual delays in the area.

Police still investigating fatal M5 collision

One lane remains closed on the M5 northbound. Credit: ITV West Country

Police say they are still investigating the scene of the M5 collision in South Gloucestershire in which four people sadly died.

One lane of the northbound carriageway between J15 and J14 remains closed.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say this closure is likely to remain in place for a few more hours.

Police say their thoughts remain with the families of all the victims.

A full investigation is being carried out into the circumstances of this collision, which involved a Mercedes box van and two cars.

Three people – a 42-year-old woman and two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Family liaison officers are working to support and locate the next of kin of all the victims. It may be some time before formal identification can be concluded. The driver of the lorry, a man in his forties from Worcestershire, has been spoken to and has provided us with an initial statement.

– Insp Frazer Davey, Avon and Somerset Constabulary


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