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Man arrested in connection with M42 collision

CORRECTION: Please note a correction to the direction of travel in bold.

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M42 on Saturday (August 19) night.

The man presented himself to a police station in Birmingham following a police appeal.

An 83-year-old man from Coventry was declared dead at the scene of the collision which occurred at 8.50pm on the southbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 11.

A 74-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition. 

A Peugeot 307 was in collision with a gold Vauxhall Agila which contained the deceased man and injured woman.

Following the collision it is alleged the driver of the Peugeot left the scene on foot.

Detective Inspector Tim Sharp said: "We are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision and we're keen to speak to anyone who witnessed it or has any other information that could help with our enquiries. We would also like to speak to anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision."

Anyone with information can call 101 and quote incident 441 of 19 August 2017. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via

Published 21/08/17