Samworth Brothers drivers killed in M5 disaster

By Dan Colombini

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Two drivers were killed and one injured in Friday night's crash
Two drivers were killed and one injured in Friday night's crash
Chilled foods firm Samworth Brothers have confirmed that two of its drivers were killed in the multiple vehicle pile-up on the M5 motorway last week.

The drivers were among seven people killed in the incident which occurred on the Somerset stretch of the M5 on Friday night (November 5).

The firm, which owns pasty makers Ginsters, said it was “very shocked and saddened​” by the tragic incident which also saw a third Samworth Brother’s distribution driver injured. The victims have yet to be officially named.

Support and help

Mark Samworth, director of Samworth Brothers said: “The thoughts of everyone at Samworth Brothers are with the families and friends of all these individuals and others involved in this terrible incident.

Our main priority at the moment is to offer as much support and help as needed to the families of those who have died and to the injured driver and his family. It is also a very difficult time for other colleagues at Samworth Brothers Distribution and we are ensuring our people are being well supported.”

Police are currently investing a nearby local fireworks display at Taunton Rugby Club, that may have caused smoke to drift across the carriageway.

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