M5 crash: One killed and 10 injured near Taunton

Lucy Pasha-Robinson
Three people had to be cut from their vehicles after the crash on Friday morning: Screenshot

One person has died and 10 more have been injured after a multi-vehicle collision on the M5 that has brought the motorway to a standstill.

Three people had to be cut free from vehicles, according to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, after the pile up on Friday morning.

Ambulances, rapid response vehicles and air ambulances were deployed by South Western Ambulance Service, with 15 crews attending the scene.

Both carriageways are expected to be closed for a “significant amount of time”, Avon and Somerset Police said.

The motorway was closed between junctions 25 and 26 following the incident just before 6.20am.

“We expect the motorway to be closed for a significant amount of time so would urge motorists to avoid the area and make sure they follow diversions put in place by Highways England,” a police spokesperson said.

“If your journey isn’t necessary, please consider delaying it until later in the day.”