Live updates as crash shuts M48 motorway

A man has died after a crash on a motorway in south Wales. The M48 Severn Bridge was shut westbound from junction 2 for Chepstow to junction 23 of the M4 at around 2pm after a collision involving a transit van.

Gwent Police has confirmed the driver, 77-year-old man from the Chepstow area, has died. A force spokesperson said: “Officers attended and the collision involved a white transit van. The driver, a 77-year-old man from Chepstow, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

“Anyone with information, including CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to call 101 or direct message us on social media, quoting log reference 2400087603.”

Traffic cameras earlier showed emergency services in attendance with all lanes shut going westbound. The bridge remains open from junction 1 to junction 2 for access to Chepstow only.

Diversions remain in place and people travelling to south Wales are being advised to use the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge. The incident happened on a busy afternoon in south Wales, with Wales facing Italy in the Six Nations as well as the south Wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City in Leckwith.

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