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Fatal road traffic collision on the M40 near High Wycombe claims life of lorry driver

| June 23, 2020

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a fatal road traffic collision on the M40 near High Wycombe.

On Monday 22nd June 2020, at around 6.25am, two lorries were involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the M40 between Junction 3 (Loudwater) and Junction 4 (Handy Cross).

A man in his fifties who was driving one of the lorries was been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries where he remains.

The driver of the other lorry, also a man in his fifties, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

Firefighters also attended the incident and used rescue equipment to release an injured man from the vehicle in which he had been travelling. One fire appliance with crew attended from Beaconsfield fire station, one from High Wycombe fire station, one from Gerrards Cross fire station and two Urban Search and Rescue vehicles from Aylesbury. Three officers also attended.

Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this tragic incident, or who has any information to please come forward.

I would also urge any motorists with dash-cams to check any footage in case it may have captured something that could assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, or making a report online. Please quote reference 43200186105.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’ and Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service ‘Incident Updates’.

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