A MAN who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a pedestrian died on the A38 in Wychbold has been released on bail.

The victim, who was in his 60s, suffered chest, pelvic and head injuries as a result of the incident on the A38 under the bridge for the M5 at 4.30pm on Monday.

An Eddie Stobart HGV lorry is believed to have been in collision with the pedestrian, who had previously been driving a grey VW caddy panel van. 

Police believe an altercation may have begun on the southbound M5 carriageway between junction 4a and junction 5.

The man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but subsequently died.

A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of murder but has now been released on bail until mid-September pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector John Cashion said: "A thorough investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances behind the collision.

"Enquiries are ongoing and we would encourage anyone who saw the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven on the M5 or the A38 prior to the incident to come forward.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage of the moments leading up to the collision.

"Our thoughts remain with the man's family at this difficult time."

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was called to reports of an RTC involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A38, near to the M5 junction in Wychbold, at 4.20pm on Monday.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene. 

A WMAS spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a man, who had suffered multiple serious injuries."

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call police on 101, quoting log number 518-S-130818.