M5 crash in Gloucestershire leaves one dead and two injured

A 22-year-old man from West Yorkshire was killed in the crash

A 22-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been killed in a crash on the M5 in Gloucestershire, which left two other people critically injured.

Two lorries, two cars and a van crashed on the northbound carriageway, between junctions 8 and 9 at the Worcestershire border, at 21:10 BST on Tuesday.

Police said the dead man was from Batley and was a passenger in the van. He died at Worcester Royal Hospital.

The motorway was closed overnight but has since been reopened.

'Looking for witnesses'

The driver of the van, a 27-year-old from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries.

A 46-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent, who was driving one of the lorries, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he is being treated for "serious, potentially life-changing" injuries.

Gloucestershire Police's Insp Jason Keates said: "The collision occurred at the start of the contraflow so we believe that has got something to do with it and we are looking for witnesses to come forward and help us."

An investigation into the crash has been started by police.

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