Man dies after crash on Welsh motorway

A man has tragically lost his life following a crash on the M48 motorway in South Wales yesterday (Saturday). The incident, involving a white transit van, led to the closure of the Severn Bridge westbound from junction 2 for Chepstow to junction 23 of the M4 around 2pm.

Gwent Police confirmed that the driver, a 77-year-old man from the Chepstow area, sadly passed away at the scene. A spokesperson for the force 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,” reports Wales Online[1].

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

Earlier, traffic cameras showed emergency services at the scene with all lanes closed going westbound. The accident occurred during a busy afternoon in South Wales, coinciding with the Six Nations match between Wales and Italy, as well as the South Wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City in Leckwith.

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