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M5 Closure: Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle Near Frankley Services

By George Bowden

File photo of the M5 in Worcestershire.

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle on the M5.

West Mercia Police said the deceased person was on the carriageway “for reasons yet to be established” when they were fatally injured between junction 3 and 4 in Worcestershire.

The motorway has been closed in both directions between J3 and J4 at Frankley Services and will remain shut into the morning, officers said.

The force added: “For reasons yet to be established a pedestrian was on the carriageway.

“The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle causing the pedestrian to suffer fatal injuries.”

Earlier, the force wrote on Twitter: “We’re currently dealing with a serious collision on the M5 between J3&4, near Frankley Services. Diversions are in place, motorists are advised to use an alternative route.

“Both north and southbound are affected, traffic on the motorway is being directed through the services. Delays are expected. If you can, use a different route.

“We’re working to get the road fully open as quickly as possible however anticipate it will remain closed until later this morning.”

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/m5-closure-pedestrian-dies-after-being-hit-by-vehicle-near-frankley-services_uk_5bdd59e1e4b01ffb1d026f96