M5 Clevedon southbound closed: Man dies after crash - heavy traffic and delays

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The family of the man has been informed

A man has died after a crash involving one car on the M5 near Bristol in the early hours of this morning. It happened on the southbound M5 between Junction 19 for Portishead and Junction 20 for Clevedon at 3.47am.

Shortly after 11am, Avon and Somerset Police said a man, in his 40s, was taken to hospital, but later died. The force said the man’s family had been informed as an investigation was being carried out into what happened. There were no other reported injuries.

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The crash has resulted in the closure of the M5 between the two junctions this morning - at 12.20pm it remained closed, and Highways England has said it is likely to remain shut for at least another hour.

A diversion route is in place, and can be seen here. The crash has resulted in a queue from before Junction 18 at Avonmouth as motorists leave the motorway. There are also queues along the Portway leading into Bristol, and on the A370 diversion.

An Avon and Somerset Police statement read: “An investigation is underway after a man died in a single-car collision on the M5 this morning. Emergency services were called at approximately 3.45am following the incident close to junction 19 (Gordano).

Queues can be seen on the M5, A370 and Portway leading into BristolQueues can be seen on the M5, A370 and Portway leading into Bristol
Queues can be seen on the M5, A370 and Portway leading into Bristol | Google Maps

“One man, in his 40s, was taken to hospital, where sadly he died. His family have been informed and will receive support from specially trained officers. No other injuries have been reported.

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“The M5 was remains shut this morning southbound between junctions 19 and 20. A diversion route has been set up, but motorists are advised to consider alternative routes if possible. Enquiries into the collision are now underway.”

“Anybody who was in the area at the time and may have useful information or dashcam footage to help our investigation, is please asked to call 101 and give the call-handler reference number 5222278159.”

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