A man has died in a crash on the M5 this morning and a 70-year-old woman was seriously injured in a separate accident.
It meant drivers on the motorway have been left traffic chaos after the two serious accidents closed the motorway.
The M5 was closed northbound this morning between 4.30am and 10am after a man died in a crash between junctions 13 (Stroud) and 12 (Gloucester).
A blue Peugeot 406 hit the central reservation. The male driver, the only occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was then closed again in both directions for half an hour between 11.50am and 12.20pm between junctions 11 (Golden Valley) and 11a (Gloucester north/A417) to allow an air ambulance to land following the serious accident involving a woman pensioner.
Gloucestershire Police said the 70-year-old woman was injured around 11.30am on the northbound exit at junction 11. The road has re-opened now but one lane northbound remains closed.
In a separate incident, two lanes were closed northbound between Michaelwood Services and Junction 13 at 11am. That was due to broken down lorry in lane two around 11am. Both lanes are now open but traffic remained "extremely heavy" police confirmed.