Woman dies in M4 car crash between Porthcawl and Margam

Traffic on the M4 after a crash Image copyright Chris Bell
Image caption Traffic was brought to a standstill following the one-car crash

A woman has died and a man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash on the M4.

The 28-year-old died at the scene and the 31-year-old driver was airlifted to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff after the crash at about 15:00 BST.

The accident happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 37 for Porthcawl, Bridgend, and junction 38 for Margam, Neath Port Talbot.

The M4 was closed for almost seven hours after the one-car crash.

South Wales Police closed the westbound carriageway about 30 minutes after the accident, which involved a grey BMW X5.

The eastbound carriageway was closed for a short period of time to allow the air ambulance to land.

Four fire engines were called to the scene at about 17:10, including crews from Bridgend, Kenfig and Port Talbot.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said its crews left the scene just after 20:30.

The westbound carriageway remained closed to allow police to carry out an investigation and recover the vehicle, but was reopened by about 22:00.

Image copyright Samantha Oakes
Image caption Police said there was "significant queuing traffic on the westbound carriageway"

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