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UPDATE - Man dies following M40 collision

Please see update below in bold.

A man has died following a collision on the M40 this morning (Friday 28 September).

Police and emergency services were called shortly after 4am to reports of a collision involving three lorries on the northbound side of the carriageway between junctions 15 (Warwick) and 16 (Henley).

A man - believed to be in his 40s - was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

Formal identification is yet to take place and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

A second man - thought to be in his 60s - was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

The M40 northbound was closed between junctions 15 and 16 but has now reopened.

The southbound stretch of the M40 from junctions 15 to 16 was also closed due to a separate lorry fire. One lane remains closed at this time.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area completely and follow diversions put in place by Highways England here

Any further updates will be issued on the website.

Issued: 12pm, Friday 28 September, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Updated: 8.15pm, Friday 28 September, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications



Published 28/09/18