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Fatal collision closes M5 in Devon

THE M5 southbound was closed for more than seven hours last night after a man died in a collision.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall police said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M5 near Tiverton in which one man died.

“Officers were called at 10.40pm to the collision between a silver Saab 93 and a Scania HGV on the Cornwall-bound carriageway around one mile south of junction 27.

“Officers from the Alliance’s Roads Policing Team, firearms and dog sections attended, along with paramedics.

“The southbound carriageway was closed for seven hours and 40 minutes while a full investigation of the scene took place.

“Officers are working to establish the cause of the collision and appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time to contact them via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting log 0975 of 09/08/21.”

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