Somerset fully re-open after fatal crash that left two dead
M5 motorway has fully re-opened after a fatal crash that left a
man and a woman dead and four people injured on Thursday (September
ambulance and fire crews were called to the southbound carriageway
of the motorway, a mile north of Taunton, at 8.30am where a lorry
and six cars had collided.
queues formed southbound along the M5 to Burnham-On-Sea. The carriageway
was closed all day by police between junctions 24 at Huntworth and
25 for Taunton until around 8pm when it re-opened.
said a female driver and male passenger from another car had died
at the scene while two women were seriously injured and taken to
Bristol's Southmead Hospital.
Frazer Davey, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: "I'm very
sad to report two people have lost their lives at the scene."
been a number of other people injured who have been taken to hospital."
investigation of this nature will take some time and I'd like to
apologise to the number of people caught up in the tailbacks."
northbound carriageway reopened at lunchtime after being closed
for about three hours and the southbound carriageway is due to re-open
this evening to allow the investigation to bne completed and any
damage to the road surface to be repaired.