Van driver arrested after M4 double fatality

A van driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two men were killed on the M4.

The men were travelling in the van when it collided with a lorry on the hard shoulder near Chippenham, Wiltshire, at 04:30 BST. They died at the scene.

Two other passengers in the van were seriously injured and a fifth man suffered minor injuries, police said.

The arrested man is 37 and from Aberdare in south Wales.

Police said the man has been released on bail.

The motorway was closed westbound for six hours but has since reopened.

Supt Gavin Williams, from Wiltshire Police, said the van - with five male passengers - had struck a vehicle on the hard shoulder "directly under junction 17 of the M4".

"We're really keen to hear from anybody that may have seen what happened or may have been travelling either on the M4 or around the junction 17 area," he said.

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