One dead after crash involving three lorries on the M5

A person has died following a collision involving three lorries on the M5 earlier this morning, Saturday 24 April.

At this time road closures are expected to remain in place throughout the day in both directions between junction 13 Stroud and junction 14 Thornbury.

Police were called shortly before 5am with reports of a serious collision involving three large goods vehicles on the southbound carriageway, near to Michaelwood Services.

Emergency services are in attendance, including Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service due to two vehicles being alight.

Motorists are being warned that closures are likely to remain in place throughout the day due to the seriousness of the incident and ongoing collision investigation.

The drivers of the two other vehicles have been taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Anyone who was travelling either northbound or southbound and witnessed the collision is asked to report this to police online by completing the following form and referencing incident 62 of 24 April: You can also call police on 101.

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