South East Wales

Lorry driver dies in M4 crane collision near Cardiff

A lorry driver has died after the vehicle he was driving was involved in a crash with a mobile crane on the M4 near Cardiff, say police.

The 43-year-old man from Lincolnshire was pronounced dead at the scene between junctions 30 Cardiff Gate and 32 Coryton.

The crane driver was taken to hospital in Cardiff, suffering from shock.

Two lanes of the westbound carriageway were closed for about five hours following the accident at 06:51 GMT.

The M4 is operating normally again, but there were tailbacks of up to 10 miles at the peak of Wednesday morning's rush hour.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash.

Drivers slowing down

One motorist told BBC Wales it looked like a lorry had clipped a mobile crane and gone into the central reservation.

"The cab of the lorry has come off and is upside down on the road with a blue cover over it," he said.

"One lorry is buried in the central reservation and another two have pulled up. Looks like lorry was driving down road, has gone into the central reservation."

There were also delays reported eastbound, with drivers slowing down near the crash scene.

South Wales Police have asked any witnesses to call 101.

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