A fitting tribute has today been unveiled close to the scene of the M5 where seven people lost there lives in one of Britain’s worst motorway crashes.
A split tree carving which has been produced by Tom Hills, which will remember each person that died in the crash is being dedicated in Hankridge. A private ceremony has been held with bereaved families local emergency services and civic leaders in attendance.
A fund to pay for the memorial was launched at a football match between Wellington and Taunton Town following last year’s tragedy. Ken Bird, of the M5 Memorial Fund, said: “This tragedy devastated our community and we just wanted to do something to ensure those who lost their lives are not forgotten. “We felt it appropriate to provide somewhere the families could go to remember their loved ones and we hope they will find the memorial area appropriate. “A lot of people have worked together to make this happen – including the public with their donations – and once again the people of Taunton and Wellington have rallied together.”