M5 crash: No identification on three crash fatalities more than a week on

Police investigations are ongoing following the horrific crash on the M5 that cost four people their lives and left three others critically injured on Saturday afternoon.

While one of the fatalities has been identified as Adrian Beaumont, 46, from Bristol, who died at the scene of the collision , three others are yet to be named publicly by Avon and Somerset police.

A police spokesman said: “We won’t be in a position to release the identities of the three victims today.”

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Horror crash on the M5

What happened on September 16?

The motorway was closed on the Saturday after a lorry travelling southbound went through the central reservation and hit at least two cars travelling in the opposite direction.

Adrian Beaumont, 46, died in a crash on the M5 on Saturday (September 16)

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesperson said: “Adrian was driving a Seat Leon, with his 42-year-old partner and their two children, aged 12 and 10, also in the car.
“His partner and the two children remain in hospital. The children are now in a stable condition however his partner is still described as critical.

“The family have asked for privacy at this very difficult time.”

What happened to the lorry driver?

The driver of the lorry, a man in his forties from Worcestershire, has been spoken to by police and has provided officers with an initial statement.

A full investigation is being carried out into the circumstances of this collision, which involved a Mercedes box van and the two cars.

Collision investigators were at the scene of the crash until Monday afternoon – two days after the collision.

We learned on Wednesday that they have spoken to more than 50 witnesses who have come forward .

Highways England says it is too early to say if more concrete barriers will be installed in the central reservation.

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