A MAN in his 40s has died after a serious crash which has closed the M5 northbound in Worcestershire.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene of a crash between a van and HGV at J4A (M42), northbound on the M5, at 8.15pm yesterday (Monday).

The man was the driver of the van. 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "Upon arrival, we found a man who was the driver of the van.

"He was assessed and was in a critical condition. He received advanced life support from ambulance staff at the scene.

"Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene."

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic, two BASICS emergency doctors, and the Midland Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene.

No further patients required treatment from ambulance staff.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We were called to a two-vehicle collision involving a lorry and a van on the M5 northbound between junction 4A to junction 4 around 8.30pm yesterday evening (Monday 27 November).

"Sadly, a man in his 40s was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin have been informed."

The road remains closed with 60-minute delays.