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Pedestrian struck by lorry on M5 near Bristol dies

M5 near Bristol
Image caption The motorway was closed northbound between junctions 16 and 14

A pedestrian died when he was hit by several vehicles on the M5 near Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police said the man was hit by an HGV at about 04:40 BST and was then "struck by a number of other vehicles".

It is believed he left his vehicle after parking on the hard shoulder, a spokesman for the police force said.

The motorway was closed northbound between junctions 16 and 14, but all three lanes have since been re-opened.

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The force, said it was "fully aware" of the impact the closure had had on motorists and thanked people for their patience.

"We know how disruptive this has been," a spokesman said.

"Our investigation into this collision will continue and our priority will be to identify the victim and ensure his next of kin are informed and supported."

Image caption Officers say the priority will be to identify the victim and ensure his next of kin are informed

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