Two die as serious crash involving multiple vehicles shuts M40 motorway

Victims were 60-year-old man from Oxfordshire and 29-year-old man from Warwickshire

Nina Massey
Sunday 24 December 2017 10:37
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Fire crews were on the scene at the M40 northbound
Fire crews were on the scene at the M40 northbound

Two men have died after a multi-vehicle crash on the M40 that left another with serious leg injuries.

Police and paramedics were called to the M40 northbound in Oxfordshire, between junctions 10 and 11, at just before 11.40pm on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police said a 60-year-old man from Oxfordshire and a 29-year-old man from Warwickshire died as a result of the collision.

One man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries and three others were treated for minor injuries.

The road was closed between junction 10, Cherwell Valley Services, and junction 11, Banbury but has since been reopened.

Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, from the joint operations unit for roads policing, said: "Our thoughts are with both men's families at this difficult time.

"We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision who has not yet spoken to police."

Any witnesses are asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1669 (23/12).

PA

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