Fatal crash on the M5 leads to delays for drivers

The crash happened on the northbound M5 between Clevedon and Portishead

The crash happened on the northbound M5 between Clevedon and Portishead - Credit: Google Street View

Drivers are facing long delays after a fatal crash on the M5 through Somerset which tragically saw a man pass away.

The incident, between junctions 20 (Clevedon) and 19 (Portishead) on the northbound carriageway, happened at around 1pm today (January 24).

Highways England said: "Long delays and queueing traffic due to earlier police incident on M5 northbound.

"All lanes have been re-opened."

Previously, police said the route was closed and urged drivers to use an alternative route.

"If you witnessed the incident phone 101 quoting log 384," a police spokesperson said.

"Our thoughts are with the man's family at this terribly sad time."

The incident comes just days after a man died after falling from a bridge on a nearby stretch of the M5.