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A horse was killed in a collision on the M4 in Berkshire this morning after it escaped onto the carriageway.

Emergency services were called to the serious accident involving 5 vehicles near Membury Services at 4.45am this morning (15 January).

Thames Valley Police confirmed to H&H an owner had come forward.

As a result of the accident the M4 had to be closed eastbound between junctions 14, Hungerford, and 15, Swindon East for a short time whilst vehicles were removed.

The driver of a white van, which had overturned, had to be cut free by the fire service and taken to hospital. The driver’s injuries are not thought to have been life-threating and no one else was seriously injured.