Driver dies as fire shuts part of M42 in Worcestershire
A lorry driver died when his HGV overturned and caught fire in a crash which shut part of a motorway for several hours.
The link road from the M42 southbound to the M5 southbound at M5 J4a near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, re-opened in the early hours.
Congestion in the area was "considerable", police said.
The crash took place shortly before 11:50 GMT on Friday with the fire sending a plume of smoke into the air.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had not been able to get to the lorry until the fire had been brought under control.