Somerset

Somerset M5 closure: Man dies in lorry and van crash

The crash scene on the M5 in Somerset
Image caption Traffic is being diverted off the M5

A man has died in one of two crashes on the M5 in Somerset which shut the motorway between junctions 22 and 23.

A car overturned on the southbound carriageway at 05:15 BST followed a short while later by a collision between a van and two lorries.

Avon and Somerset Police said the man's family had been told and were being supported by a family liaison officer.

Both carriageways, between the junctions for Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater, have since reopened.

The Highways Agency said traffic had returned to normal at the scene of the incident.

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