M5 Southbound now open

Avon & Somerset Police have confirmed the M5 is now open southbound between Bridgwater and Taunton. Traffic will be moving slowly as the backlog from this mornings accident is cleared.

Two lanes southbound have now been opened. However one lane remains closed to allow Police to complete their work.

The Police have now confirmed that only one vehicle, a black Audi, was involved in a collision at around 4am. The passenger in the car sadly dies at the scene. The driver has been arrested and is currently in hospital.

The Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. Anyone with information which could help the investigation, please call 101 ref 5221142767.

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