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Officers are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal multi-vehicle collision on the M40 earlier this morning.
At around 7.37am on April 11, emergency services were called to a serious collision on the northbound carriageway of the M40 between Junction 11 (Banbury) & Junction 12 (Gaydon).
There was also a minor collision on the southbound carriageway between the same junctions.
Sadly, despite the efforts of two off-duty police officers who performed CPR - and emergency services who arrived shortly after, a woman died at the scene.
DS Stephen Barr of the Serious Collision Investigation Team said: “This was a serious incident which has seen a woman tragically lose her life.
“We are conducting a full investigation and we are now asking for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dashcam footage, to please get in touch with us.
“Of particular interest to officers is any footage of a black Volkswagen Polo that was travelling northbound between junctions 11 and 12 between 07:00 and 07:37 this morning.
"We would also like to hear from the driver of a white Luton-style van which the Polo was in collision with as they may have vital information.
“Vehicles on the southbound carriageway were also affected by the collision as two cars heading southbound took evasive action, resulting in a further collision and we would appeal for any footage from those travelling southbound also.
Anyone with footage or information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or visiting www.warwickshire.police.uk/ro/report, citing incident 39 of April 11.
Issued by: AG, Corporate Communications.