THE family of a woman who died in last week’s M5 collision have issued a tribute.

Joanne Jennings, 45, from Highbridge, died in the incident which happened near to junction 25 Taunton at about 8.30am on Thursday, September 13.

The family said: “Joanne was a loving mother, wife, sister, auntie and nanny.

“She was always filled with joy and happiness, laughing and smiling as she went about her day.

“She will be sadly missed by family and friends and has a place in many people’s hearts.”

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Anyone with dashcam footage of the crash on the M5 have asked to come forward to help with the police investigation.

A HGV travelling on lane one of the southbound carriageway collided with a car queueing to exit the motorway at junction 25 Taunton at about 8.30am.

The collision then impacted on six other vehicles in front of the car which were also queuing.

A man in his 50s who was a passenger in the car the HGV collided with sadly died at the scene.

He has since been identified as Cheddar man Rod Walsh.

The car’s driver, a woman in her 40s, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

A woman in her 40s who was the driver of the vehicle in front of the car also tragically died in the incident.

She has now been identified as Joanne.

Her passenger, a woman in her 20s, was also seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Three other motorists, two women, one aged in her 50s and the other in her 20s, and a teenage boy, received hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit via 101 providing the call handler with the reference CI/174/18.

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