South East Wales

M4 Brynglas tunnels fatal crash victim is David Archer

Traffic in the westbound Brynglas tunnel after reopening following a lorry fire - image from Traffic Wales webcam
Image caption The motorway was closed for six hours following the collision at the tunnels

A 67-year-old man who died in a crash at the Brynglas tunnels on the M4 on Friday has been named by police.

David Archer from Cardiff was killed when his car hit a wall and an electrical sub-station at the entrance to the tunnels near Newport.

Police want to speak to people who stopped at the site, including some lorry drivers and a car passenger who got out and went to the crashed car.

Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 01633 642404.

The motorway was shut for about six hours following the collision leading to five-mile (8km) queues of traffic.

Gwent Police said the crash at 03:05 GMT involved one vehicle, a Peugeot 308 saloon. The carriageway eventually reopened at 08:45 GMT.

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