M5 crash in Gloucestershire: Victim named by police

Wreckage of lorry
Image caption Two lorries, two cars and a van were involved in the crash

A man who died in a crash on the M5 near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire on Tuesday has been named by police.

Steven Martin Cracknell, 22, of Smithies Moor Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, was a passenger in a van.

Two lorries, another van and a car were involved in the crash on the northbound carriageway, near junction 9 at the Worcestershire border, at 21:10 BST.

Police said a 27-year-old van driver from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, remained in a stable but critical condition.

A 46-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent, who was driving one of the lorries, remains in a stable condition with potentially life-changing injuries.

Gloucestershire police said they were appealing for any witnesses to the crash to get in touch.

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