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Man from Thame dies in M40 crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:14pm 19th September 2019. 2-minute read.

Man from Thame dies in M40 crash

A crash on the M40 in Buckinghamshire has left a man from Thame dead.

The collision, between a car and a van, happened on Wednesday evening between Junction 2 and 1A on the southbound side of the motorway.

As a result of the collision, the van left the carriageway, colliding with trees and fencing.

The driver of the van, a 38-year-old man from Thame, died at the scene.

His passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains in a serious, but stable condition.

The deceased man's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 26-year-old man from Slough has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He remains in police custody at this time.

Investigating officer, Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit based at Bicester, said:

"This collision happened when the motorway was busy with traffic, and I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed this to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting URN 1406 (18/9).

"I am particularly keen to hear from anybody who may have dash-cam footage of the collision to get in touch. If you were on the motorway at the time of the collision, please check your footage and if there is anything that can assist with our investigation, please contact police.

"Sadly, the driver of the van passed away at the scene, and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."

Witnesses can also make a report online or by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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