A section of the M5 in Somerset was closed for several hours overnight following a fatal incident.
At just before 7pm on Monday (January 4), Avon & Somerset Police received calls reporting a man had fallen from an overbridge on the between junctions 25 and 26. The man was stuck by a number of vehicles and sadly died at the scene.
The man’s next of kin have been informed and will be supported by a specialist family liaison officer.
The southbound carriageway was closed from J24 Bridgwater Services to J26 until around 5am, as a result of this incident.
If you or anybody you know witnessed this incident and hasn’t yet spoken with the police, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221002241.