Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire police witness appeal to fatal M5 crash

Coach and lorry at crash scene
Image caption The motorway was closed for 13 hours

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash involving a coach, a lorry and two cars on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

A man in his 30s, from Birmingham, died in the crash early on Sunday morning near junction eight.

The M5 was shut for 13 hours. Police said a coach collided with a lorry travelling northbound, which then crossed to the southbound carriageway.

The ambulance service said no-one else involved was seriously hurt.

Acting Sgt Richard Davis, of Gloucestershire Police, said: "Well potentially this could have been a very serious incident - more than it was.

"The weather conditions at the time were atrocious. Visibility was seriously reduced - obviously it was dark and foggy."

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