Pedestrian killed by lorry on M5 near Droitwich

Delays There were long delays for motorists

A pedestrian has been killed on the M5 in Worcestershire.

He was hit by a lorry on the southbound carriageway between junctions 5 and 6 near Droitwich shortly before 07:45 BST, West Mercia Police said.

The man was found lying in one of the lanes. It is not yet known why he was on the motorway, a police spokeswoman said, and he has not been identified.

All three southbound lanes were closed until about 11:15 BST while police investigated, leading to long delays.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "The man was confirmed deceased at the scene. Nothing could be done to save him."

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the crash to contact officers.

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