Four dead after M5 lorry crash
AT least four people have died in a crash on the M5 motorway after a lorry smashed through the central reservation and collided with several vehicles.
Avon and Somerset Police said the collision happened between junction 16 near Almondsbury in south Gloucestershire and junction 14 near Falfield at 2.30pm yesterday.
The force said “four people are believed to have died and a number of others have been taken to hospitals in the Bristol area”.
The motorway was closed in both directions. Highways England said there was around three miles of “trapped” traffic on the northbound carriageway after the closure, which police said would last for “a considerable amount of time”.