Batley man dies and Mirfield van driver is injured in M5 crash

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A MAN has died and two others were seriously injured in a motorway crash last night.

The 22-year-old from Batley died at Worcester Royal Hospital after the van he was in was in a collision with four other vehicles.

The van driver, a 27-year-old man from Mirfield, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries.

Two lorries, two vans and a car were involved in the crash, which happened between junctions eight and nine on the northbound carriageway of the M5 at around 9.10pm last night.

A 46-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent, who was driving one of the lorries, was also taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

He is being treated for serious, potentially life-changing, injuries.

The motorway was closed until around 6.30am so the scene could be investigated.

Any witnesses should call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 444 of May 1.

Do you know any of the people involved in this incident? Call Robert Cooke on 01924 487112 or email robert.cooke@ywng.co.uk.