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One man released from hospital, another 'serious but stable' after M5 crash
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- Single-vehicle crash happened shortly after 6am on Saturday
- Daniel Gunn, 24, dies from injuries in incident
- Two other people in 'life-threatening condition' at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton
- Tailbacks in Taunton as crash investigation work was carried out
- Family describe Daniel Gunn as 'a wonderful son'
THE family of a young man killed after a horror crash between junction 25 (Taunton) and 26 (Wellington) described him as a 'wonderful son'.
Daniel Gunn, 24, believed to be from the Tiverton area, died as a result of the injuries suffered when his car was involved in a single vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway at around 6.13am on Saturday morning.
His family including dad Keith, mum Maria, brother Jamie and sister Laura all thanked their family and friends for the kind support and thoughts they have received after their tragic loss of their 'dear son Daniel'.
They added: "He was a wonderful son, brother and everybody's true friend."
TWO other men involved in the same car during the collision have been named locally as Tom Pilling and Tom Moyes.
They are at Musgrove Park Hospital and said to be in a life-threatening condition.
Can't believe you're gone, I feel devastated and ill, I wish it wasn't you :'( goodnight to the Beautiful Dan Gunn :'(— @MeimoMolly 10 March 2013
This pain is unbearable I can't believe you've gone 💔 you made me the happiest girl alive. RIP Daniel Gunn Xxxxx http://t.co/mv9xW8hKg0— @KatieLelliott 09 March 2013
A YOUNG man who was killed after his car was involved in a single vehicle collision has been named locally as Daniel Gunn.
The incident happened at around 6.13am on Saturday morning between junctions 25 and 26 on the M5 motorway.
The 24-year-old, believed to be from the Tiverton area, died as a result of injuries sustained and two others were taken to Musgrove Park hospital where their condition is said to be life threatening.
Sergeant Jim Whatley from the Roads Policing Unit said: "This is a serious incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was using the motorway network at this time who may have witnessed this collision."
The motorway was closed for around three hours.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.
THE M5 southbound has now reopened following the earlier fatal crash between Taunton and Wellngton.
RT @gerrycox15p: Stuck in traffic in Taunton for over an hour. Police have closed M5 without a single thought for the consequences.— @Special_Dibble 09 March 2013
Be careful if you are traveling down to the South West on the M5 as there has been an accident between junction 24/25!— @Gidleighhotel 09 March 2013
@WoESWHLeague game @ExeterUniHC B postponed as WhitchurchA and one umpire fail to make it past Taunton on the M5— @compost50 09 March 2013
RT @le_scrump: #Taunton is gridlocked due to accident on M5— @letty_1999 09 March 2013
Someone should have told me not to try and get into Taunton on a Saturday...bored of this traffic jam now!— @Langford5head 09 March 2013
@Chris_Williams_ M5 near Taunton ?— @amershamwrighty 09 March 2013
Anyone know if I can get to Taunton via mway from 24? Or is it closed too?— @absmi 09 March 2013
IT is estimated the carriageway will not reopen until 12.45pm.
DRIVERS folowing the diversion around the closed carriageway are being asked to follow the solid black square on road signs through Taunton.
A SPOKESMAN for Avon and Somerset Police has confirmed a man in his 20s died as a result of the incident on the M5 this morning.
Two other people were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton in a life-threatening condition.
Sergeant Jim Whatley from the Roads Policing Unit said: "This is a serious incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.
"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was using the motorway network at this time who may have witnessed this collision."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
Motorway closes following fatal RTC between junctions 25-26 southbound (Taunton): We're appealing for witnesse... http://t.co/JpHggRWhqQ— @ASPolice 09 March 2013
IT is thought the motorway may be closed for up to three hours while investigation work is carried out. Drivers are advised to leave extra time for their journeys.
A SINGLE vehicle collision has resulted in the closure of the southbound M5.
It is believed one man has been killed and two others injured in the crash, which resulted in the closure of the motorway between junctions 25 and 26 shortly after 6am.
Traffic is being diverted through Taunton and severe delays are expected while recovery and investigation work is carried out.