One dead and four injured after M5 crash

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Frantic Friday

One person has died and four have been injured in a collision on the M5 - with both carriageways expected to be closed for a "significant amount of time".

Avon and Somerset Police said the motorway was closed between junctions 25 and 26 following the incident just before 6.20am on Friday.

One person died and four others were taken to hospital after suffering injuries.

A force spokesman said: "We expect the motorway to be closed for a significant amount of time so would urge motorists to avoid the area and make sure they follow diversions put in place by Highways England.

"If your journey isn't necessary, please consider delaying it until later in the day."