A WOMAN has died in a crash on the motorway involving a vehicle said to have been travelling in the wrong direction.

The crash happened yesterday at approximately 10.40pm on the M4 Westbound, between Junction 26 and 27.

The collision involved a Black BMW and a silver Vauxhall Astra, which was reported to have been driving in the wrong direction.

A 38-year-old woman from the Cwmbran area, who was travelling in the Vauxhall Astra, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old man from the Blackwood area, who was travelling in the BMW, was taken to hospital with leg and hip injuries.

Gwent Police officers are currently investigating and are asking anyone with any information to contact Gwent Police on 101 quoting log: 628 22/02/19