Boy dies after M5 crash

PUBLISHED: 12:48 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:48 04 August 2014

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A BOY has died following an accident on the M5.

The 14-year-old was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which collided with a lorry and consequently spun on the southbound carriageway in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred shortly before 2.10am between Burnham (junction 22) and Bridgwater (junction 23).

The boy, from Poland, was rushed to Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital but died 24 hours later. Police have not announced his name.

The motorway was closed for several hours following the accident, while the debris was cleared.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to come forward to help the investigation.

Anyone who saw what happened is urged to call the force on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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