Traf­fic chaos as M5 crash leaves four dead

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

At least four peo­ple were killed yes­ter­day dur­ing a mul­ti­ple ve­hi­cle col­li­sion in­volv­ing a lorry on the M5 mo­tor­way.

Avon and Som­er­set Po­lice said the col­li­sion hap­pened be­tween junc­tion 16 near Al­monds­bury in South Glouces­ter­shire and junc­tion 14 near Fal­field. The mo­tor­way was last night closed in both di­rec­tions fol­low­ing the crash, which oc­curred at around 2.30pm, with queues stretch­ing back ei­ther way for more than six miles.

An im­age posted online in the af­ter­math of the col­li­sion showed a lorry had been forced off the mo­tor­way into a ditch, which was sur­rounded by emer­gency ser­vice ve­hi­cles.

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