A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal crash on the M50.

The motorway was closed for nearly 24 hours between junctions two and one after two lorries collided. 

A 32-year-old man died at the scene, while the driver of the other lorry, a 47-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.


He has since been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

The crash happened at around 10.50am yesterday (February 29) with several emergency services sent to the scene. 

The motorway only reopened this morning (March 1) due to accident investigation work taking place and a fuel spillage being cleaned.

Inspector Steph Arrowsmith, said: “I would like to recognise and thank the public for their understanding and co-operation yesterday as we carried out our initial investigation into the collision.

“Due to the complexity of the load shed from one of the vehicles following the collision this did cause long delays for other road users, as we cleared the carriageway and made the area safe.

“I would also like to thank our colleagues from other emergency services and agencies for their support."

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage from around the time it happened is asked to contact PC Paul Pickering by emailing sciusouth@westmercia.police.uk

Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable speaking with the police, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk