Lorry driver arrested following junction 28 collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a crash on the M5 near Cullompton yesterday (Tuesday).

The collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a silver Vauxhall Omega happened about one mile before junction 28, on the northbound carriageway.

Police and other emergency services were called just after 12.10pm.

The car driver, a 57-year-old woman from Tiverton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

The male car passenger was not injured.

The lorry driver, a 64-year-old man from Cardiff, was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

He was taken to Heavitree Road police station to be interviewed, before being released on police bail until April 22.

The M5 northbound between junction 29, Exeter, and junction 28, Cullompton, was closed immediately after the collision.

Lane three reopened at 3pm but lanes one and two were closed for around seven hours while the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit carried out a specialist forensic examination of the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 265 of January 27.