Woman dies after falling from M54 bridge

A woman died after falling from a bridge over the M54 near Wolverhampton.

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A woman died after falling from a bridge over the M54 near Wolverhampton.

Both lanes of the westbound carriageway, from Birmingham to Shrewsbury, were closed for more than an hour.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics were called but could not save the victim, who died at the scene.

The woman fell close to junction three, for Albrighton and Cosford, just after 3pm yesterday. No details of the victim have yet been released.

The incident caused long tailbacks for drivers – stretching for six miles at one point.

A single lane of the motorway was reopened after 4pm. Witnesses are asked to call officers in Telford on 0300 333 3000, quoting incident reference 148N 040512.