Police appeal for witnesses following fatal M5 crash

(Last Updated On: January 27, 2015)

A woman has died following a collision on the M5 earlier today.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the M5 northbound near Cullompton.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fatal collision involving a  heavy goods vehicle and a silver Vauxhall Omega just after 12.10pm this afternoon.

The car driver, a 57-year-old woman from Tiverton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

The male car passenger was not injured.

The lorry driver, a 64-year-old man from Cardiff, has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and taken to Heavitree Road police station. He was uninjured.

The M5 northbound between junction 29, Exeter, and junction 28,  Cullompton, was closed immediately after the collision.

Lane three was reopened at 3pm but lane one and two are expected to be closed until 8pm tonight.

Highways have assisted with the motorway closure.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are carrying out an examination of the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 265 of 27 January. 



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