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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal M40 collision

A 61 year old man has died after his car hit a barrier on the northbound carriageway between junctions 8a and 9 on Saturday morning.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 9:41am 13th November 2016. 2-minute read.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal M40 collision

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

At around 7.50am today (12/11) a silver Vauxhall Vectra was travelling on the northbound carriageway between junction 8a at Wheatley and junction 9 with the A34 at Bicester.

The car was involved in a collision with the Armco barrier along the hard shoulder. Emergency services attended however the driver, a 61-year-old man, who was the single occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

The motorway was closed northbound while Roads Policing officers investigated the circumstances and reopened by 9.45am.

Sgt Mark Ponting, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said:

“We are appealing for witnesses to this fatal collision, which occurred during extremely wet weather and which sadly resulted in a man losing his life.

“I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who saw the vehicle travelling prior to the collision, who has not already spoken to police. Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should call police.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 297 12/11.

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