The M4 has been closed after a fatal car crash earlier this morning.
Four cars were involved in a collision between J17 for Chippenham and J18 for the A46 and Bath.
The Westbound carriageway is closed.
Trapped traffic is being released on a diversion route as emergency services deal with the incident that took place at around 4.40am this morning.
Diversion: Follow the ‘Solid Diamond’ symbol via the A350 southbound onto the A420 westbound until the A46 northbound where you can re-join the M4 at J18.
Update: #M4 Westbound between J17 #Chippenham and J18 #Bath – The road remains closed whilst police carry out their investigation. The road is likely to be closed until at least midday. Diversions are in place, please allow extra time for you journey.
— Highways England (@HighwaysSWEST) December 15, 2019
Police have confirmed that the crash was fatal.