A MAN has died in a crash on the M50 motorway.

Police confirmed the death this evening, adding that emergency services remain at the scene.

Two lorries were involved in the incident that happened between junctions two and one at around 10.50am this morning (February 29). 

The motorway remains shut between Ledbury and Tewkesbury as accident investigation work continues. There is also a fuel spillage on the carriageway.


The closure has led to people getting out of their cars to walk dogs and push pushchairs.

Darek Kreiger, from Worcester, was one of the people caught up in the traffic. 

He said: "It was a sudden traffic jam. I realised it was serious when cars started to form a corridor for ambulances and fire engines.

"I have seen helicopter ambulance, later it started northbound."

A large number of emergency services were sent to the scene. This included an ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.

Several fire engines and police cars were also scrambled. 

A West Mercia Police spokesperson has apologised to anyone who has been stuck in traffic, adding that officers are doing their best to support them.