TWO people are thought to have been injured in a crash between a lorry and a car on the M4 at junction 17.

Police were called to the crash scene after 5am this morning and discovered that a Nissan Qashqai and a lorry had been involved in a collision.

It is believed that two people were injured in the crash, which is still being investigated by Highways England officers and Wiltshire Police.

The M4 westbound has been shut following the crash and is expected to remain closed until early afternoon as the clean up process begins.

Large queues have already begun forming on the westbound M4.

South West Ambulance Service confirmed that they were called to the scene at around 5am and Wiltshire Police confirmed that at this time there were two injuries.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We received a call reporting a serious collision on the M4 westbound shortly after 5am this morning. This is near junction 17 and Leigh Delamere.

"A road closure has been put in place at the slip road of j17 westbound and this will be in place for some time while the scene is cleared and an investigation is carried out.

"A Nissan Qashqai and a lorry are involved in the collision.

"Diversions are in place and drivers should avoid the area if possible."

Highways England traffic officers have joined police and fire crews at the scene near Dodington Ash and have launched a formal investigation.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "In Wiltshire, M4 is closed Westbound between junction 17 and 18 due to a serious collision.

"Traffic is being diverted via the 'solid diamond' diversion route.

"Road users are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes if possible."