Two still critical after M5 crash in which one man, 24, died
Tributes have been paid to a Devon man who died in a motorway smash which also left two men with "life-threatening" injuries.
Daniel Gunn, from Tiverton, was named locally as having been killed in the crash on the M5 early on Saturday morning.
Tom Pilling and Tom Moyes were also unofficially named as having been hospitalised in a critical condition in the nearby Musgrove Park hospital, in Taunton.
Mr Gunn, 24, was described as "an amazing man" on the social media site Twitter.
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Katy Lelliot posted: "This pain is unbearable I can't believe you've gone…
"You made me the happiest girl alive. RIP Daniel Gunn Xxxxx."
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 6.13am on the southbound side of the M5 motorway between junctions 25 and 26 at Taunton on March 9.
Fire crews used cutting equipment to free the men from the Citroen Saxo, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash.
One man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene "as a result of injuries sustained" and two others were taken to Musgrove Park hospital in a life-threatening condition, police said.
The busy road was closed for almost six hours while collision investigators worked at the scene.
Sergeant Jim Whatley, from the Roads Policing Unit of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We're appealing for witnesses and information following a serious road traffic collision in which a man died.
"This is a serious incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.
"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was using the motorway network at this time who may have witnessed this collision."
Yesterday, the force declined to officially name the man who died, but confirmed that he was 24 years old.
A spokesman said one of the two injured men, who were both in their 20s and suffered multiple fractures, had been transferred to the specialist Frenchay hospital in Bristol.
"Latest information shows that both men have life-threatening injuries," he said. "They were initially taken to Musgrove Park then one was transferred to the specialist acute unit at the Frenchay hospital.
"No other vehicles were involved in the incident – the road was closed until 12.15pm.
"The Collision Investigation Unit inquiry is continuing."
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) also attended the incident, with appliances from Taunton mobilised together with a rescue tender.
A DSFRS spokesman said police and ambulance staff were already on scene.
"Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to extricate three casualties," the spokesman added.