16/02/2013 02:40 GMT | Updated 17/04/2013 06:12 BST

Man Killed After M42 Motorway Bridge Fall In Birmingham

A man died after falling from a motorway bridge on to the road below.

Police were called to the M42 between junctions 3a and 4 in Birmingham at 10.20pm yesterday after reports that a man had fallen on to the northbound carriageway from a bridge.

Despite the efforts of paramedics the man died at the scene, West Midlands Police said. His next of kin has been informed.

The motorway was closed in both directions for a number of hours while officers carried out investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information is asked to call the police road collision investigation department on 101.