DELAYS of two hours still remain on the M5 motorway as police investigators leave the scene.

One lorry driver has died after two crashes on the motorway in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).


A closure remains in place between junctions 7 and 9 which is still causing long delays. 

National Highways said police investigations are finished, however, a "complex recovery" and a clean-up process is still ongoing. 

Earlier today, National Highways said that it is likely the road will need to be resurfaced as a result of the crash. 

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A spokesperson for National Highways said: "M5 north remains closed J9 (Tewkesbury Evesham) to J7 (Worcester) due to the earlier serious collision between J8 (M50) and J7.

"Police investigation is complete but a complex recovery and clean-up process remains ongoing at scene."


West Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed that a lorry driver died following a crash involving multiple lorries.

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Another lorry driver had to be rescued from his vehicle, a process which took an hour and a half.


There was a further six people injured in an earlier crash, involving a car and a lorry.

A spokesperson said: "On arrival we discovered a lorry driver who had suffered serious injuries in the collision.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save them and they were confirmed dead at the scene."

A second lorry driver had to be cut free from his vehicle and was then taken to hospital.

The crash followed an earlier collision, with three ambulances and two paramedic officers were called to the northbound carriageway between J8 and J7 at 2.50am.

A car and a lorry were involved in the crash, with six people injured as a result.