THE M5 motorway in Worcester was closed for 12 hours after two crashes, one fatal.

A 35-year-old lorry driver from Weston-super-Mare died in the second of two early morning crashes on the motorway.

As a result of the crash, the M5 has been closed for about 12 hours on Wednesday (August 8).

All lanes were reopened at around 3.30pm. 

A spokesperson from National Highways said: "All lanes are now open M5 north between J8 M50 and J7 Worcester following an earlier collision.

"Many thanks to all emergency services in attendance and for your patience whilst we dealt with this serious incident.

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"There are delays of 20 minutes above usual journey times J8 to J7."

The crash took place at around 4.30 am due to a crash involving multiple vehicles. 

A 35-year-old lorry driver died at the scene and a 57-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries.

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A number of other people were also injured.

Prior to this crash, at around 2.50am the same morning a crash took place on the M5 between a car and a lorry between J8 and J6.