Traffic chaos as M5 crash leaves four dead
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.