A MAN has died in a crash on the M5 motorway. 

The man was driving a van which was involved in a crash with a lorry on the M5 between junctions 4 and 4a in Catshill at 8.15pm last night (Monday November 27). 

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic, two BASICS emergency doctors, and the Midland Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene but the man could not be saved and was sadly declared dead at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival we found a man who was the driver of the van.

“He was assessed and was in a critical condition.

"He received advanced life support from ambulance staff at the scene.

“Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

The M5 northbound is closed this morning (Tuesday) within J4A (for the M42) following the crash

Traffic is being diverted via the M42 north to J2.

Road users are advised to follow the below diversion by National Highways, which is not symbol-led.

Exit the M5 northbound at J4A onto the M42 northbound

Remain on the M42 northbound for approximately 5 miles and exit the M42 northbound at J2 (for Redditch/Hopwood Services)

At the roundabout, take the 5th exit and enter the M42 southbound

Stay on the M42 southbound for approximately 5 miles returning to J4a of the M5 and take the exit onto the M5 northbound