A MAN has died following a two-vehicle crash on the M4 Newport yesterday.

The crash caused 16-mile tailbacks and closures between J24 A48 and J23 M48 with firefighters, police and an air ambulance attending the scene.

Gwent Police have confirmed that a 70-year-old man from the Swansea area, who was driving a Ford Mondeo, died at the scene.

A police spokeswoman added that the 48-year-old driver of a Mercedes Sprinter van who was involved in the crash “sustained no injuries”.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should call 101, quoting log number 246 10/10/17.