Wiltshire M4 collision: Driver killed on the M4 after hitting wild boar

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 7pm on Monday 5 December

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A driver has been killed after their car hit a wild boar and was then struck by a lorry on one of Britain’s busiest motorways.

Emergency services were called to the M4 in between junctions 17 and 16 shortly before 7pm on Monday 5 December.

Wiltshire Police said that the driver of the Seat Ibiza car died at the scene. The lorry driver did require hospital treatment.

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The crash led to lengthy queues on the M4 with traffic at a standstill for around four hours, with a full closure between Chippenham and Swindon eastbound overnight while police dealt with the collision.

The road eventually reopened after several hours at around 1am on Tuesday 6 December.

A South West Ambulance Service spokeswoman said four ambulances and a doctor were called to the scene.

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