Travel into Devon disrupted after fatal M5 crash
A man in his 20s has been killed and two other people are in hospital with life threatening injuries after a collision on the M5 this morning.
The accident happened at 6.13am on the southbound side of the motorway between junctions 25 and 26 at Taunton.
Police said the road was likely to remain closed until the afternoon and advised motorists to use alternative routes.
Sergeant Jim Whatley, from the Roads Policing Unit of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "This is a serious incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.
"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was using the motorway network at this time who may have witnessed this collision."
Any witnesses are asked to call 101.