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Man dies in five-vehicle crash on M6 in Birmingham

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One man has died and a second taken to hospital after a crash on the M6 which closed both carriageways.A lorry, a van and three cars collided on the southbound carriageway at about 09:13 BST.The motorway was shut between junction five, for Castle Bromwich, and six, for Spaghetti Junction. It reopened northbound at about 10:45 BST.The van driver died at the scene. The lorry driver sustained injuries to his neck and chest.An air ambulance was sent to the site of the crash, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said.Latest updates on M6 disruptionParamedics found the van driver in cardiac arrest and with serious injuries at the side of the road.”The lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was treated for neck and chest injuries and taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance,” a WMAS spokesman said.Drivers were warned of long delays and a diversion remains in place.Highways England tweeted details of diversions that have been set up. One lane on the southbound carriageway has now been reopened, motorway police said.Earlier, BBC journalist Victoria Norris was among those stuck in the traffic.”I’m near junction five and they are bringing us off at junction five northbound. Nothing is moving,” she said.”I can see highways vehicles and police cars that are going on to the motorway where it is shut. It [looks like] it’s going to be shut for some time.”
Source: BBC Black Country