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More details emerge about fatal M5 crash

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:25am 14th September 2018. (Updated at 12:06pm 14th September 2018)

Police have confirmed a man and a woman lost their lives after a fatal crash on the M5.

Four others were rushed to hospital after a lorry and six cars hit and at least two have serious injuries.

The pile-up happened near Taunton on Thursday morning and shut a stretch of the road for 11 hours.

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Police have confirmed a man and woman lost their lives after a crash involving a lorry and six cars that shut the M5 for 11 hours

Dozens of drivers, including those heading in and out of Cornwall, were caught in miles of tailbacks.

Avon and Somerset Police are urging anyone who saw something at around 8.30am to come forward.



"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have lost their lives or been injured on the M5 today.

"While I appreciate how disruptive road closures are, I'm sure people will understand our need to carry out a thorough investigation to establish exactly how this happened.

"I'd like to thank people for their patience while the emergency teams were working at the scene and as the vehicles were being recovered".

Inspector Frazer Davey

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