Nationwide Police Appeal After M4 Collision This Morning
11:42am 15th March 2013
Police are trying to trace motorists who stopped at the scene of the collision this morning on the M4, but could now be anywhere in the country. Gwent Police is appealing for information and witnesses following the fatal collision that occurred on the M4 eastbound at the entrance of the Brynglas Tunnels at approximately 3am this morning, Friday 15th March.
The collision involved one vehicle, a dark grey Peugeot 308 saloon, which collided with a wall and also an electrical sub-station.
Police say the driver, a 67 year old man from the Cardiff area, was pronounced dead at the scene.
CCTV shows a number of motorists stopping at the side of the vehicle immediately after the collision, officers say they are particularly interested in speaking to these people. They include heavy goods vehicle drivers, and one man who actually got out of the passenger side of a passing vehicle and walked over to have a look inside.
Following the collision the Eastbound M4 remained closed from Junction 26, with diversions in place to allow for vehicle recovery and a structural assessment of the sub-station and the tunnel, say Gwent Police. The work has now been completed and the Eastbound M4 has reopened.
Witnesses are asked to contact Gwent Police’s Collision Investigation Unit on 01633 642404
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