Lorry driver killed in M5 horror crash in Gloucestershire

A lorry driver has died following a crash involving three vehicles along the M5 motorway. Gloucestershire Police said there had was a report of a Ford Fiesta losing control on the northbound carriageway, between junction nine for Tewkesbury and 10 for Cheltenham, at 5.20am on Sunday, September 13. Police say a lorry stopped to protect the Fiesta from passing vehicles and to check on the welfare of its driver, but a second lorry then collided with the first lorry, reports GloucestershireLive.

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A 37-year-old man, from Bristol, who was the driver of the second lorry, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed. The driver of the Ford Fiesta, a man aged 21, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs. He has since been released under investigation.

Anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact police. Taking to Twitter Highways England wrote: “The M5 Northbound carriageway between J11 Gloucester and J9 Ashchurch will remain CLOSED until tomorrow due to extensive road surface damage that must be resurfaced as a result of this incident. “Please plan ahead and consider different routes where possible to avoid the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and quote incident 86 of 13 September.

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