One person killed in M4 crash involving car and lorry

Traffic on the M4 near Bristol
The collision near Bristol led to heavy congestion on the motorway

One person has died following a motorway crash involving a car and a lorry.

Avon and Somerset Police said the collision happened on the M4 between junction 18 for Bath and junction 19 for Bristol, at about 13:00 GMT.

"Despite the best efforts of emergency services, one person sadly died at the scene," police said.

Four people were taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The motorway was closed in both directions to allow emergency services to respond and recover the vehicles involved.

Avon and Somerset Police has appealed for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage which might aid their investigation to come forward.

The family of the deceased are being offered support by a specialist family liaison officer, police said.

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