South East Wales

Driver dies after car crashes off the M4 near Newport

Police diverting traffic on the M4 near Newport Image copyright Traffic Wales
Image caption There is queuing traffic following the crash, which happened just after 17:30 BST

A driver died after a car he was driving crashed off the M4 near Newport.

The blue Audi Q5 left the carriageway between junction 24 for Coldra and 23a for Magor at about 17:10 BST on Wednesday.

The driver was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with serious head injuries, but later died, police said.

A male passenger was also treated for a minor head injury.

Gwent Police said specialist officers were supporting the victim's family as investigations continued.

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