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UPDATE: Man dies after falling from bridge on M5 last night

A SECTION of the M5 between Bridgwater and Wellington was closed for several hours overnight following a fatal incident.

Just before 7pm police received calls reporting a man had fallen from a bridge between junctions 25 and 26.

The man was struck by a number of vehicles and died at the scene.

The southbound carriageway was closed from J24 Bridgwater Services to J26 until around 5am as a result.

If anyone witnessed this incident and hasn’t yet spoken with the police they are asked to ring 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221002241.

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