Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision – M42
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Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses or dashcam footage following a fatal collision on the M42 in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 15 July).
Emergency services were called at around 1.40am yesterday to a report of a collision between J10 and J9, involving a Ford Fiesta and a recovery vehicle.
The driver of the recovery vehicle, a 45-year-old man, sadly died at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
A 28-year-old man from Leicestershire was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving, and has been released on police bail.
Det Con Ballantyne from Warwickshire Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are urging any witnesses who may have seen either vehicle in the lead up to the collision or seen the collision itself, to please get in touch. We are currently working to establish exactly what happened.
“If anyone witnessed the collision or has any information or dashcam footage, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 27 of 15 July 2023.”