A ‘HORRENDOUS’ collision in which a lorry driver died is likely to see the M5 northbound unable to reopen fully until this evening, West Mercia Police have revealed.
The outside lane northbound between junction eight for the M50 and junction seven for Worcester is now open but the force has asked motorists to continue to find alternative routes.
Police declared a major incident following the fatal collision just before 4.30am this morning (Wednesday) which involved four lorries.
A 35-year-old man from Weston-Super-Mare died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.
Police have confirmed a 57-year-old man has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries and a number of other people were also injured.
The M5 northbound was closed between junctions nine and six and is not expected to reopen fully until this evening.
Insp Darren Godsall said: “This was an horrendous collision which led to a man losing his life and a number of other people being injured, as well as causing serious traffic disruption for many others.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died, and all those affected by the incident.
“We would like to thank drivers for their patience during the day but advise that they continue to find alternative routes for their journeys.”
Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the collision or any of the vehicles involved is asked to visit www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting incident 78 of 3 August.