Fatal crash closes road in Herefordshire

A FATAL crash in the early hours of Monday morning has closed the M50 in Herefordshire.

At 1.40am West Mercia Police said the motorway is closed eastbound between junction two for Ledbury and junction one for a serious police incident.

At 11am the force said the crash was fatal.

“We are at the scene of a fatal collision on the M50 near Ledbury where two lanes Eastbound are currently closed,” police said

“The lanes are expected to be reopened early this afternoon.
Please check before you travel.

The junction two on slip eastbound is also closed.

The closure was put in force during the early hours of the morning and is expected to last several hours.

Highways England said:

“The M50 in Herefordshire is closed eastbound between J2 and J1 due to serious road traffic collision. All emergency services are currently working at the scene in a response being led by West Mercia Police. 

“West Mercia police are conducting collision investigation works with the carriageway likely to remain closed through the day. 

“Traffic Officers and contractors have installed the strategic closures, please see details below.”

Follow the “Solid Square Symbol: 

Exit the M50 at J2 and turn right onto the A417. 

Continue on the A417 until the roundabout with the A40, take the first exit onto the A40

Continue on the A40 until the M5 J11 and rejoin the M5. 

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

Hereford Times