Wiltshire

M4 Wiltshire van crash: Third man dies

The accident scene
Image caption The crash happened about about 04:30 BST on Monday on the westbound section

A third man has died days after a crash on the M4 in Wiltshire.

Five men were travelling in a van which collided with a lorry on the hard shoulder near Chippenham at 04:30 BST on Monday.

Martin Williams 36, from Trecynon in Rhondda Cynon Taf, died at the scene, along with another man.

Two other passengers were taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries. One of those died on Wednesday evening, police said.

The remaining injured man remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A fifth man, who was driving the van, was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon with minor injuries but was released the same morning.

A 37-year-old man from Aberdare was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail until August pending further inquiries.

The M4 westbound was closed for a total of nine hours while the vehicles were recovered.

Wiltshire Police has appealed for witnesses who may have been travelling around the junction 17 area to come forward.

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