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M5 crash: Four dead in Gloucestershire

17 September 2017, 06:13 | Opal Carroll

At least four killed in M5 crash in south Gloucestershire

At least four people have been killed in a horror crash involving a lorry which is believed to have smashed through the central reservation near Almondsbury in south Gloucestershire

Avon and Somerset Police said the collision happened between junction 16 near Almondsbury in south Gloucestershire and junction 14 near Falfield.

There was a lorry involved and at least two other cars.

An image posted to Twitter showed a lorry, which had crashed off the northbound carriageway, surrounded by emergency service vehicles.

The motorway is closed in both directions between J16 and J14 - it's expected to remain closed until later tonight.

Highways England stated there was six miles of traffic congested northbound of the closure, and two miles stretching southbound.

Four people are believed to have died and a number of others have been taken to hospitals in the Bristol area. Just seen the first ambulance leave the scene. One was absolutely destroyed and another had flipped over, according an eyewitness.

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"Everyone ran out of their cars and the public were incredible, they managed to help many casualties out of the accident".

"A few people offered us water and one man left his auto to give nourishment".

A force spokesperson said: "A multi-agency operation is under way on the M5 in South Gloucestershire following a serious collision".

A spokeswoman said: "We have 13 resources at the scene including the critical care team and the hazardous area response team".

Interstates England said the "early desire" is that the M5 "will stay shut in the two bearings late into tonight".



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