M5 accident: Man dies after ‘serious’ truck crash on motorway in Somerset

A man has died after a crash with two trucks on the M5 motorway earlier today (Friday, April 28). Another driver has been taken to hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary issued a statement tonight confirming the death and have appealed to witnesses to the collision, which happened around 1.30pm. There are still serious delays on the M5, A38 and A370 after the crash.

The full police statement said: “The M5 northbound between junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 21 for Weston-super-Mare is expected to reopen shortly after a collision between two lorries which occurred around 1.15pm today (Friday the April 29).).

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“Unfortunately, the male driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

“The driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. If you witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to police, please contact 101, indicating log 445 of 29 April.

“If you can help, please call 101 and give the caller reference number 445 of 29 Aprilor fill out our online appeal form. “

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