At least four killed as lorry ca­reers across mo­tor­way

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AT LEAST four peo­ple died in a hor­ror crash in­volv­ing sev­eral ve­hi­cles on the M5 yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Avon and Som­er­set Po­lice said the col­li­sion hap­pened be­tween junc­tion 16 near Al­monds­bury in South Glouces­ter­shire and junc­tion 14 near Fal­field.

A lorry is be­lieved to have smashed through the cen­tral reser­va­tion and at least two cars were also in­volved.

Po­lice con­firmed: ‘Sadly, at least four peo­ple have died.’

One of the first at the scene was car­di­ol­o­gist Dr Amer Hamed, who helped a fe­male ca­su­alty who had been trav­el­ling in one of the cars.

He said: ‘One car was ab­so­lutely de­stroyed and an­other had flipped over.’

Last night the mo­tor­way was closed in both di­rec­tions as emer­gency ser­vices worked at the scene. Po­lice said it would re­main so for ‘a con­sid­er­able amount of time’.

High­ways Eng­land warned of long de­lays and said there was a six-mile queue of traf­fic.

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