We reported yesterday morning, that the M5 was closed due to a crash involving 2 lorries and a car, but unfortunately, this was not the case.

The crash involved 7 vehicles and, unfortunately, a man and a woman were killed, with 4 others being injured.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Huntworth at 8.30am yesterday morning (Thursday), where 1 lorry and six cars were involved in the collision.

A police spokesman has said that a woman driver and male driver were pronounced dead at the scene, with two women, one from each of these cars, being taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, both with serious injuries.

Two other victims of the crash, both with lesser injuries that are not life-threatening, have been take to Musgrove Park Hospital. One other person was treated at the scene and later released.

Inspector Frazer Davey said: “I’d like to thank people for their patience while the emergency teams are working at the scene and as the vehicles are being recovered.”

“While I appreciate how disruptive the road closure is I’m sure people will understand our need to carry out a thorough investigation to establish exactly how this happened.”

The M5 was closed in both directions between junction 24 and junction 25 after the crash, and it is now reported that both carriageways have been reopened.

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