DETAILS have been released by police of a lorry driver who died in one of two crashes on the M5 in Worcester. 

The 35-year-old man from Weston-Super-Mare died at the scene following a four lorrycrash on the motorway.

His next of kin has been informed. 

The crash took place at around 4.30am this morning near Strensham services between junction 9 (Tewkesbury) and junction 6 (Droitwich). 

A 57-year-old man has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries and a number of other people were injured.

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police said: "A major incident was declared following a fatal collision on the M5 in Worcestershire this morning, Wednesday, August 3.

A spokesperson for West Mercia police said: "The M5 northbound was closed between junctions 9 (Tewkesbury) and 6 (Droitwich) and is not expected to reopen fully until this evening.

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"Motorists are advised to find alternative routes."

Inspector Darren Godsall said: "This was a horrendous collision which led to a man losing his life and a number of other people being injured, as well as causing serious traffic disruption for many others.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died, and all those affected by the incident.

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"We would like to thank drivers for their patience during the day but advise that they continue to find alternative routes for their journeys."

It was the second of two crashes on the M5 after a lorry and people carrier crashed in the same section of road at 2.30am.

Six people from the car was hurt with one person taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with potentially serious injuries.

A driver and passenger were taken to Hereford County Hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

Three others were discharged at the scene.

Police ask that anyone with information or dashcam footage of the collision or any of the vehicles involved is asked to visit here quoting incident 78 of 3 August.