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One man dead after crash that closed the M5

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7:27am 14th February 2018
(Updated 7:27am 14th February 2018)

A man has died after a serious crash that has shut a stretch of the M5 in Devon.

Police had reports that "multiple vehicles" had collided with a body in the road, near Cullompton.

The stretch between junctions 28 and 29 was closed for most of the day, but has now re-opened.

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called at around 6.40am on Tuesday 13th February following reports that multiple vehicles had collided with a body of a man who was believed to have been on the road.

"Emergency Services have closed a southbound stretch of the M5 between J28 and J29, Cullompton to Exeter, as part of the police incident.

"Officers are at the scene and can confirm that there is one deceased man who has yet to have been identified and next of kin yet to be informed.

"The M5 Northbound remains open at this time but we ask that road users seek alternative routes for the foreseeable future. Highways England have diversions in place.

"Anyone who witnesses the incident or may have information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting log number 119 of 13/02/18".

It is one of several wet weather crashes across Cornwall and Devon on Tuesday morning.

A second serious collision on the M5, which closed a stretch near Taunton, has since cleared.

The A30 has reopened after a lorry jack-knifed between the junctions for Tolvaddon and Camborne.

A stretch of the A30 near Honiton was also shut after a fatal collision on Tuesday morning, but has since re-opened.

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were notified at around 7am on Tuesday 13th February to reports of a head-on collision between a BMW and a HGV lorry on the A30 at Upottery near Honiton.

"The driver of the BMW was declared deceased at the scene. The driver has yet to have been identified and therefore next of kin have yet to have been informed".

You can check how the collisions are affecting journeys here.

This is the tweet from South Western Ambulance Service, urging drivers to take extra care on Tuesday.

Torrential rain, overnight and on Tuesday morning, has sparked flash flooding on Cornwall and Devon's roads.

Flood alerts remain in place for rivers in north Cornwall and you can read more here.

7:27am 14th February 2018

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