Police appeal for witnesses after man dies in M5 collision

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 23 and 24
A man has died following a collision on the M5 A man has died following a collision on the M5
A man has died following a collision on the M5

A man has died after being involved in a collision on the M5 near Bridgwater, yesterday (April 26).

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 23 and 24 at around 10pm. Avon and Somerset Police have launched an appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage following the fatal crash.

A spokesperson for the service said: “A man was struck by a lorry and, despite the efforts of paramedics and officers, sadly died at the scene.

“His next of kin has been informed and will be supported by specially trained a family liaison officer. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. The carriageway was closed until around 2.45am while emergency services responded to the incident.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision who hasn’t yet spoken with police, or who has dashcam which could help us, is asked to get in touch.”

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