A woman has died following a crash on the M4 in Newport - motorway reopens but with long delays
11:30am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Gwent news
A woman has died following a crash on the M4 in Newport. The motorway has reopened but with long delays
- Woman, 77, dead after crash on M4 at around 11.00pm last night
- Car collided with flatbed lorry on westbound side at J25
- Man, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter
- M4 was closed until 8.05am this morning
Reader picture of the crash scene at junction 25 of the M4 in Newport
THE MAN held after last night's crash on the M4 after which a woman died, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
The 32-year-old man from Bargoed is currently in police custody.
The collision, between a Vauxhall Corsa car and a lorry, resulted in the 77-year-old woman driver of the car - who is from the Devon area - being taken to Royal Gwent Hospital where she later died.
Because the lorry involved was being used to work on the road, the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have information about the collision to call police on 101 and quote log number 543 2/10/13.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed they were called at 11.01pm last night to the westbound side of the M4 at junction 25 following reports of a collision involving a lorry and a car.
They added a doctor, two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance were sent to the scene, and a woman with multiple injuries was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.
Long delays across Newport are still being reported, with traffic heavy on the A4042.
Map showing incidents and main delays across Newport
Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A48 Southern Distributor Road outbound before J28 of the M4 at Tredegar Park.
Traffic is heavy on Cardiff Road and on the Southern Distributor Road to Usk Way at Maesglas Retail Park.
Traffic is diverting from the earlier M4 closure at J24 at the Coldra. The road re-opened at 8.05, but congestion remains on the former diversion route.
Traffic is slow due to this earlier crash and the speed limit is set to 40 mph.
All lanes have now been re-opened. Emergency services were dealing with a collision involving two vehicles from 23:40 last night.
A WOMAN has died following a crash on the M4 last night.
The 77-year-old was driving a car which collided with a flatbed lorry on the M4 westbound at junction 25.
Gwent Police said they were called to the scene at 11.10pm yesterday and a 32-year-old man has been arrested.
The motorway was closed until 8.05am this morning.
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